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HousingPEOPLE August 16

AHI HousingPEOPLE e-Newsletter
August 2016


Issue: August 2016

Spring is a time of new beginnings and new possibilities. We are very excited to be introducing a series of new events and visiting jurisdictions we haven't been to in a while. With new offerings we are trying to be more flexible and offer more opportunities to housing people all around Australia and New Zealand to attend our events, connect to the industry and discuss important issues via different formats. In this newsletter you'll find all kinds of events from one hour webinars to a two-day residential master class, traditional workshops and informal debates, free networking events and opportunities to share your ideas with your peers through publication and social media.

New AHI Members 

Welcome to our new members and Certified Housing Professionals.
Read more

Upcoming Networking Events

 | Join us for a tour through Foundation Housing’s latest development project - Bennett Street.
Wed, 7 Sep,  4:00PM – 6:00PM
This is a FREE event.
 | The Australasian Housing Institute, Community Housing Aotearoa and Te Matapihi would like to invite members and friends to attend a networking event with Jenny Samms, CEO of Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV). 
Tue, 4 Oct, 4:30PM – 6:30PM
NZ - Wellington
This is a FREE event.
Creative Housing Design Event
Wed, 26 Oct, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Information about the event will be available soon, but mark the date in your diary.
 | Networking lunch with Minister Petrusma, Minister for Human Services & Minister for Women, and Peter White, Chief Executive, Housing and Disability Reform, Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, on their vision for Social Housing in Tasmania.
Wed, 2 Nov, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
This event is FREE for AHI Members.

: Tenants on Boards.
"If you don't have tenants on the board, you're not really serious about tenant engagement".
Wed, 7 Dec, 3:00PM – 5:00PM


Upcoming Master Class

With only one week left before the Master Class, we are very excited with the line up of speakers and delegates. Registrations for the event are still open, but you must be quick as there are only limited places available. Click here to see the full program and the list of participating organisations. 

Upcoming Seminars

Building social inclusion and empowering tenants.
The program is now available online. Click here to see the list of speakers, download the full program and register online.
22 Sep, Wellington, NZ

Innovation in mixed housing tenure development
29 Nov, Auckland

Exploring new ideas and innovative approaches in social housing
13 Dec, Sydney

Upcoming Webinars:

Becoming a Certified Housing Professional Webinar
Becoming a Certified Housing Professional guides AHI members through the process to become accredited through the Australasian Housing Institutes professional recognition program.
Fri, 14 Oct, 11:00AM-12:00PM AEST
Asset Management Framework
This webinar outlines the Asset Management Framework development process, highlights the immediate benefits obtained by Compass and explores the challenges that it raises for the future.
Fri, 21 Oct, 11:00AM - 12:00PM AEST

October 2016 HousingWORKS: Call for Contributions

The topic for the October joint edition of Parity and HousingWORKS will be 'The Future of Housing Support'. Click here to read contribution guidelines. All contributions need to be submitted by COB Friday, October 7th 2016.

Share your news with your peers!

Social Housing Update is a new HousingWORKS column, where social housing providers and businesses involved in the sector can share their company short (up to 250 words) news and announcements. We accept free and advertorial articles. To read contribution guidelines or to submit your announcement, please, click here.

Upcoming Workshops:

Working with Complex and Demanding Clients
Tue, 25 Oct, 9AM-4PM
Working with clients who have drug and/or alcohol dependency
Wed, 26 Oct, 9AM-4PM

Youth Housing Conference: Living the Dream

Thur, 17 Nov - Friday, 18 Nov
The AHI is proud to sponsor the YOUTH HOUSING: Living the Dream Conference. Read more

Housing Jobs

See the recent job opportunities in the Australasian social housing sector.
Read more

AHI Member News 

It is with great pleasure that we have welcomed new members and Certified Housing Professionals in August. 

New Members

  • Jaymee Beveridge, The Housing Trust, NSW
  • Travis Gilbert, Homelessness Australia, ACT
  • Stephen Hart, CORT Community Housing, NZ
  • Simone Lenihan, Pacific Link Housing, NSW
  • Andrew Lloyd, Selecta Services, SA
  • Larissa Llowarch, Pacific Link Housing Ltd, NSW
  • Lynne McMillan, Wellington City Council City Housing, NZ
  • Joe O'Byrne, Lake Maintenace Pty Ltd, WA
  • Jim O’Shea, The Housing Trust, NSW
  • Dallas Prescott, Broadspectrum, NSW
  • Katie Reddish, Opus International Consultants, NZ
  • Lenka Thompson, YWCA Victoria, VIC
  • Jade Thorne, Community of Refuge Trust, NZ

New Certified Housing Professionals

  • Alison Cadman, Dwell Housing, NZ
  • Jon Eastgate, 99 Consulting, QLD
  • Joanna Leckie, Rockingham Forest Housing, UK
  • Hope Simonsen, Community Housing Aotearoa, NZ
  • Christopher Trypas, Compass Housing, NSW
  • Allan Wilkerson, Access Housing, WA
  • David Zussman, Community Housing Aotearoa, NZ
Click here to read more about how AHI professional accreditation may assist you in pursuing your career plans. Click here to see the full list of accredited professionals.

There is only one week left to register for the Aboriginal Housing Master Class and the registrations are still open, but you must get in quick as there are only limited places available. The full event program is now available online. The Master Class Program features distinguished keynote presentations, invited panel discussions, interactive workshops and numerous networking opportunities.


The current list of event delegates includes representatives from such organisations as Aboriginal Hostels Ltd, Aboriginal Housing Office, Aboriginal Housing Victoria, Anglicare SA, Argyle Housing, Bridge Housing Ltd, Bungree Aboriginal Association, Central Australian Affordable Housing Company, Community Housing Limited, Compass Housing Services Co. Ltd, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Evolve Housing, Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation, Guyra LALC, Hume Community Housing Association, Homes out North, KeyStart Home Loans, Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly, Noogar Mia Mia, NyunggaBlack, SGCH, Uniting, Unity Housing Company Ltd, Wentworth Community Housing Ltd and Yumba Meta Housing Association.
Confirmed speakers and panellists include: 

  • Keynote Speaker: Warren Mundine AO | Managing Director | NyunggaBlack
  • Jane Bender | Chief Executive Officer | Gunida Gunya Aboriginal Corporation
  • Steve Bevington | Managing Director | Community Housing Limited
  • Col Dillon | Former QLD Police Inspector
  • Sam Jeffries | Chairperson | Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly
  • Shane Hamilton | Chief Executive & Executive Director | Aboriginal Housing Office
  • Sally Langton | Chief Executive Officer | Central Australian Affordable Housing Company
  • John McBryde | Operations Manager | Central Australian Affordable Housing Company
  • Suzanne Naden | Chief Executive Officer | Bungree Aboriginal Association Inc
  • Darren Smith | Director, Strategy and Performance | Aboriginal Housing Victoria
  • Bruce Woodhouse | Projects Manager | Group Business Initiatives | SGCH

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet and network with your industry leaders. 
Click here to see the full program and register online.


HousingWORKS / Parity Joint Edition: The Future of Housing Support

Once again the Australasian Housing Institute and the Council to Homeless Persons are combining their resources to publish a joint edition of their two publications. This will be the October 2016 'The Future of Housing Support' joint edition of HousingWorks and Parity
While the institutional separation of “housing” and “support” in government is now, by and large, a thing of the past, there are of course necessary conceptual distinctions between the provision and delivery of “housing” and “support” services to people experiencing homelessness. The October 2016 joint edition of Parity and HousingWorks will be devoted to addressing issues of housing-focused support.

A Framework for Discussion: 
  1. Conceptual and definitional parameters of “housing-focused support”
  2. Accessing Housing
  3. Maintaining and Sustaining Housing
  4. The Future of Housing-focused Support
Click here to read full Contribution Guide.

We also would like to invite you to participate in our new vox pop section. The question for this edition is “What is the most effective form of housing support and why?”. Please, send a short 150-200 words opinion piece to to have a chance to be featured in the premier journal on social housing matters in Australia and New Zealand.

Stay up-to-date with current job vacancies with the NEW AHI Social Housing Job BoardIf you wish to advertise your vacancy on the AHI website and Housing People newsletter, please, click here and fill in the form. AHI job listing is currently a FREE service.
Maintenance Assistant, Active Community Housing Ltd, VIC
A part-time opportunity exists to join Active Community Housing Ltd as a Maintenance Assistant
Executive Officer (Consultant), CHPs for QLD, QLD
CHPs for QLD is seeking applications for the position of Executive Officer (Consultant) from suitably qualified and experienced candidates with highly developed coordination, communications and relationship development skills.


The National Māori Housing Conference 2016 

29 September – 1 October 2016, Tauranga, New Zealand
The National Māori Housing Conference 2016 will deliver an exemplar conference that is strategic and adds value to every participant.  The theme of the Conference is ‘Collaboration and Strategic Relationships’ Ma whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi, through collaboration and strategic relationships the work will be completed. Read more

The future of housing assistance 

19 October 2016, Adelaide
AHURI invites you to join them at the second conference in a new national series of cross-sectoral policy focused events. With the election of a new Federal Government and national funding agreements up for renewal, now is the right time to debate, discuss and consider the future of housing assistance in Australia. Read more

YOUTH HOUSING: Living the Dream conference

17-18 November 2016, Adelaide
As Australia’s housing affordability crisis continues unabated many young people remain locked out of the market. Home ownership is a distant hope, and even rental properties are proving out of reach for the growing numbers of young people trapped by low incomes. Read more
The AHI wishes to acknowledge the Corporate support from the following organisations:



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