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December 2017

HousingWORKS December 2017/January 2018

December 2017/January 2018 is a joint edition in partnership with AHURI to mark the 2017 National Housing Conference. It not only showcases the highlights and key presentations, but turns the spotlight on the winners of the AHI’s Professional Excellence in Housing Awards. The full version of the journal is available on-line in the Members Only section of the web-site.


Vox Pop
What does the concept of better housing look like in Australasia?

News, Views and Movements From across the Australasian housing industry

Meet a New Tenant: Tony Barnden

A Career in Housing: David Cant



Building for Better Lives: The National Housing Conference

The Safe House: The Role of Housing in Domestic and Family Violence
Dr Heather Nancarrow, Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Ltd (ANROWS)

Key Design Features of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
The Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Assistant to the Treasurer

What Will it Take to Fly the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation?
Carrie Hamilton, Housing Action Network

From the Ground Up: Building Canada's First-Ever National Housing Strategy
Evan Siddall, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Why Investment in Community Housing is the Answer
Wendy Hayhurst, NSW Federation of Housing Associations

Can Social Impact Investment Improve Housing and Homelessness Outomes?
Professor Kristy Muir, Centre for Social Impact

Ageing on the Edge: The Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project
Dr Debbie Faulkner, University of Adelaide; Jeff Fiedler, Housing for the Aged Action Group

Energising Low Income Housing
Alex Houlston, Energy for the People



The Community Housing Aotearoa IMPACT Conference: Building Our Place

All New Zealanders Well Housed
Girol Karacaoglu, Hurimoana Nui Dennis, Da Rutherford, Stephen Selwood

How to Grow From 10s of Homes to 100s... or 1,000s
Mike Myers, National Affordable Housing Consortium; Kay Saville-Smith, Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment

Tools for Local Delivery: Inclusionary Zoning Key to Affordable Housing in Queenstown
Julie Scott, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

Shamubeel Eaqub is Angry
Shamubeel Eaqub

Local Govermnent Leadership is Key to Increasing Housing Supply
Justin Lester, Mike Myers, Victoria Kingi, Paul Cottam

Why Our Current System Can't Deliver Affordable Housing: A Builder's Perspective
Mike Fox, MasterBuild Services Ltd

EasyBuild House Packs – part of the solution?

Homelessness: A View from the United States
Nan Roman, US National Alliance to End Homelessness



2017 AHI WA Awards for Professional Excellence in Housing

2017 AHI ACT Awards for Professional Excellence in Housing

2017 AHI Australasian Awards for Professional Excellence in Housing
A wrap-up of the Australasian Awards ceremony including Awards summary, the judges, the sponsors and gallery

Meet the Winners
From the Australasian Awards Ceremony, Sydney:

Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Greg Budworth, Compass Housing

Inspirational Team Member Award Winner: Julie Davenport, Hume Community Housing

Leading Innovation Award Winner: Hand Up, Bridge Housing

Leading Community Engagement Practice Award Winner: City Housing Community Action Programme, Wellington City Council

Leading Housing Development Project Award Winner: Specialist Disability Accommodation Bundaberg, Regional Housing Limited

Tenant Led Initiative Award Winner: Stucco, Solar+Storage, Stucco Co-Operative NSW

Leading Asset Management Award Winner: Asset Management Compass Housing, Compass Housing Services

Excellence in Social Housing Award Winner: Sidney Myer Haven: Haven; Home, Safe



Corporate Member: Horizon Housing

Certified Housing Professional: Dallas Prescott

AHI Member: Simon Newport