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AHI HousingPEOPLE e-Newsletter
March 2017

MEMBER NEWS  |  AHI EVENTS  |  AWARDS  |  HOUSING JOBS  | INDUSTRY EVENTS

Issue: March 2017

Welcome to the March edition of the HousingPeople newsletter. As always, it’s a pleasure to bring you the latest resources and information from the social and affordable housing sector.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that AHI memberships are due for renewal by the end of March, so now is the time to renew and stay connected. Please get in touch if you have any questions about renewing your membership or click here to renew online.

In exciting news, we recently launched HousingINFO, a comprehensive new portal for the Australasian social and affordable housing sector. Take a look at HousingINFO now, subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter and join the conversation by submitting your articles or sending your company news, job advertisement or recent publication.

We’ve also announced the big dates for the 2017 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards receptions. Take a look at the Awards receptions schedule for each location and mark your calendar! Once again the Awards will provide an opportunity to showcase social housing success stories. There are plenty of other great events on the horizon too, so stay tuned for more information.   

New AHI Members 

Warm welcome to our new members. Read more

Membership Renewal

It's time to renew your AHI membership. Read more

Member Referral Offer

Do you have someone in mind who is not yet taking advantage of all that AHI Membership has to offer? Refer a colleague for AHI membership and receive a $50 voucher that you will be able to redeem towards any AHI professional development event. Read more

2017 AHI Awards Update

The dates for the Awards receptions are now announced!  Read more

Housing Jobs

See the recent job opportunities in ACT, NSW and VIC. Read more

Other Industry Events

Upcoming PD Events


Aboriginal Housing Master Class
16-17 May 2017
NSW - Sydney
After the tremendous success of the first Master Class event in 2016, we are delighted to announce that the second event of the Aboriginal Master Class series will be held on 16-17 May 2017 in Sydney. A new program is under development. 



Thur, 1 Jun 2017
Melbourne

Thur, 6 Jul 2017
Hamilton, NZ

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017
Christchurch, NZ

Friday, 27 Oct 2017
Auckland, NZ
We are delighted to launch HousingINFO, a comprehensive news resource for people working in the social and affordable housing sector in Australia and New Zealand. 
HousingINFO will bring you the latest sector news and updates, ideas and recent articles in the media, recently published books and research pieces. Read more

Upcoming Networking Events

NSW


Wed, 5 Apr 2017 5:30 PM
NSW
 

NZ


Wed, 5 Apr 2017 5:45 PM
Wellington, NZ
Free event


Wed, 12 Apr 2017 7:30 AM
Wellington, NZ
Free event

AHI Webinars


Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:00 AM AEST
FREE for Certified Housing Professionals

HousingWORKS: Call for contributions

The March edition of HousingWORKS journal is now on its way to subscribers. We hope you’ll enjoy reading the insights about innovation in social housing. The next edition of HousingWORKS is a joint edition with the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, exploring the theme of Indigenous Housing. As always we welcome your contributions. Please send us your article, examining one or more unique issues related to housing services for the Indigenous community, by Sunday, 30 April 2017.

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AHI NEWS

AHI Member News

Please join us in welcoming our new Members and Certified Housing Professionals in March. Our community thrives on the support and involvement of all members. As we grow, we continue to offer more and more membership benefits and opportunities so that you can grow too.
It’s a great honour to announce Ministry of Social Development as a new Corporate Member and Launch Housing as a new Corporate Associate of the Institute. Welcome aboard!
  
Corporate Membership offers significant career development opportunities for the staff of proactive housing and human service businesses and organisations. Read more about corporate membership.

We also welcome the following individual Members:  

  • Caroline Butterworth, Housing NZ, New Zealand
  • Paul Commons, Housing NZ, New Zealand
  • Preeti Daga, Community Housing Limited, Victoria
  • Catherine Dickson, Hume CHA, NSW
  • Shannon Gatfield, Housing NZ, New Zealand
  • Ant Fagan, Common Ground Tasmania, Tasmania
  • Karen Hitchcock, Housing NZ, New Zealand
  • Nasim Naghipour, Hume CHA, NSW
  • Michael Nicholls, Hume CHA, NSW
  • Andrew McKenzie, Housing NZ, New Zealand
  • Aman Mehta, University of Western Sydney, Victoria 
  • Natalie Musumeci, Mission Australia, Queensland
  • Angela Pearce, Housing NZ, New Zealand
  • John Shevlin, Community Services Directorate ACT
  • Claire Turner, Mangrove Housing, Queensland
  • Poppy Whiting, Hume CHA, NSW
  • Jeff Williams, Housing Trust, NSW

And new Certified Housing Professionals:

  • Darren Huitema, AnglicareSA Housing Ltd

How to become a CHP Webinar

The Becoming a Certified Housing Professional webinar is now available online to AHI members. The video guides AHI members through the process to become accredited through the AHI’s professional recognition program. Watch the webinar anytime, take the online test and apply for accreditation when and where it is convenient for you! Read more

We hope you’re enjoying the many benefits of being an AHI Member as you continue to progress your career in the housing industry. This is a friendly reminder that  end of March is a renewal time for AHI members.  Remember, as a part of our community you have access to all the information, updates, tools and networking opportunities you need to succeed in the housing profession. There’s no better place to enhance your career credentials. To renew now, click here.

2017 Referral offer

Do you have someone in mind who is not yet taking advantage of all that AHI Membership has to offer? Now is the best time to refer someone for AHI Membership!

Refer a colleague for AHI membership and every new member you refer will receive a 25% discount off their membership fee. In return for each new member you recruit, you will earn a $50 voucher that you will be able to redeem towards any AHI professional development event. So, please, encourage your colleagues to  join the Institute!  Read more

AHI AWARDS UPDATE

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination for the 2017 AHI Awards program. We were overwhelmed to receive 143 nominations, which will no doubt keep our judges busy for the next couple of weeks.
Dates for the Awards receptions have been announced, so mark your diary now and register online:

2017 AHI Awards Committee

One of the strengths of the AHI Awards program is the comprehensive judging process, which relies on the generosity of the panel of judges who are highly experienced and respected social housing professionals from all around Australia and New Zealand. The Judging process is transparent, fair and independent. We thank those whose job it is to make the very difficult decisions:
  • Francis Brazil, Chair, NSW
  • Chris Chaplin, VIC
  • Andrew Davis, SA
  • Alicia Follent, QLD
  • Rosie Gallen, New Zealand
  • Nerilie Gilson, TAS
  • Victor Jackson, QLD
  • Alison Kimber, SA
  • Nicholas Loder, NSW
  • Wendy Malycha, SA
  • Kathryn Moorey, WA
  • Mark O'Dwyer, NSW
  • Clare Phythian, QLD

Thank you to the 2017 Awards Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

 

 
     

Sponsorship opportunities

The AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards provides numerous opportunities to promote your business. 

 

We're delighted to launch HousingINFO, a comprehensive news resource for people working in the social and affordable housing sector in Australia and New Zealand. HousingINFO will bring you the latest sector news and updates, ideas and recent articles in the media, recently published books and research pieces. 

Discover all this and more through HousingINFO:

  • Industry news and updates
  • Ideas and practical articles
  • Research reports
  • Company news
  • Job portal

We've created HousingINFO for you as a one-stop platform to receive recent updates you need for your career, however we won't be able to maintain the resource without your support and participation! Take a look at HousingINFO now, subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter and join the conversation by submitting your articles or sending your company news, job advertisement or recent publication.

  

Please, feel free to send us your feedback and ideas on how we can develop the website and make it as useful and convenient for you as possible.
HOUSING JOBS
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.
Regional Manager (West), Argyle Housing, NSW
This is a newly created role, giving the successful candidate the opportunity to step up to the next level and take on regional responsibility for 4 Team Leaders and housing operations, local placemaking strategy, tenant engagement, relationship management with local communities.
Regional Manager (North), Argyle Housing, NSW
This is a newly created role, giving the successful candidate the opportunity to step up to the next level and take on regional responsibility for 4 Team Leaders and housing operations, local placemaking strategy, tenant engagement, relationship management with local communities.
Finance Manager, Argyle Housing, NSW
Reporting to the General Manager, Corporate Services, the Finance Manager looks after all of Argyle Housing's statutory and management reporting.
Assets Manager, Argyle Housing, NSW
Reporting to the General Manager, Operations, this senior level Assets role demands a very experienced manager to lead repairs and maintenance in this geographically challenging environment.
Tenancy Officer, Argyle Community Housing, ACT
Located in Queanbeyan, this 35 hour per week full time permanent position offers an opportunity to work with a leading not for profit organisation with great benefits.
Administration Support Officer, Argyle Community Housing, ACT
Work with a growing Tier 1 community housing provider showing your organisational and administration flair in this permanent full-time (35 hours per week) position.
Research Administrator, AHURI, VIC
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is seeking a talented Research Administrator with initiative and drive to join their dynamic Research Services Group. The Research Administrator assists with the ongoing development of Research Management Systems and the day-to-day research and contract management.
INDUSTRY EVENTS

Australasia

Implementing the New Urban Agenda Conference

4-5 May 2017, Melbourne
The conference will provide the first opportunity in Australasia and the South East Asia for those who work in planning, infrastructure, economic development, social inclusion, equalities and sustainable urban environments to explore the implications of the New Urban Agenda and begin the development of a roadmap for its implementation. Read more

National Housing Conference 2017

29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017, Sydney
Registrations are now open for the National Housing Conference 2017 - Building for better lives. The biennial conference, to be held in Sydney from 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017, will be the largest cross-sectoral event in Australasia for the social and affordable housing sectors. The most experienced practitioners and the leading policy makers from Australia and abroad will come together to discuss innovation in delivery, leadership in ideas and strategies for transformation. Subjects incorporated into the program will include tenancy management, affordable housing supply strategies, early intervention and prevention of homelessness, private sector investment approaches and many more with a draft program to be released early in 2017. Register now to save $400 on conference registration by visiting the official conference website. Partnership opportunities are also available, download the official 'Partnerships Prospectus' to find out how you can align your brand as an official NHC 2017 partner. Read more

UK

Housing 2017

27-29 June, Manchester Central
Welcoming 8,000 people to Manchester each June, the CIH annual conference and exhibition is the must-attend event of the sector. Early-bird discount ends on 10 April. Read more
 
AHI CORPORATE SUPPORTERS
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