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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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Rent Assistance The M ortgage an d R ent A ssistance Program a ss is ts low incom e earn ers w ho are experiencing difficulty in m eeting th e ir private sec to r re n t or m ortgage com m itm ents. The schem e is funded by the C om m onw ealth an d T erritory G overnm ents. D uring 1991-92, $1 .07 m illion in relief w as provided to 981 househo lds th ro u g h o u t th e Territory. P eo p le in C ris is The S upported A ccom m odation A ssistance Program (SAAP) is a jo in t N orthern T erritory and Com m onw ealth program th a t provides rec u rren t fund ing to com m unity o rgan isations operating su ppo rted accom m odation an d rela ted su p p o rt services to people who are hom eless an d in crisis or escap ing dom estic violence. The program is adm in istered by the N orthern T erritory D epartm en t of H ealth and C om m unity Services w ith in th e Family. Youth and C hildrens Services Program . Services funded by SAAP include those for: hom eless young people: w om en an d w om en w ith ch ild ren escaping dom estic violence; single wom en; single m en; and fam ilies, includ ing single p a re n t fam ilies. SAAP provides fund ing for sa laries an d operational costs assoc ia ted w ith th e provision of tran s itio n a l su p p o rt services aim ed a t enab ling hom eless people an d people escaping dom estic violence to move tow ards independence. The needs of SAAP clients are often com plex an d in te rre la ted to o th er factors im pacting on the ir lives su c h a s incom e needs, em ploym ent, personal suppo rt, h ousing and overcom ing tra u m a assoc ia ted w ith violence or abuse . SAAP services often rely on th e ir