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September 2017

HousingWORKS September 2017

This joint edition of Parity and HousingWORKS examines and discusses the range of tenancy issues that impact on the ability and capacity of people, particularly people attempting to exit or at risk of homelessness, to establish, maintain and sustain their tenancies in the different forms of housing available to them. The full version of the magazine is available on-line in the Members Only section of the web-site.

Contents

Vox Pop
What reforms in the various residential tenancies legislation are necessary to better protect both tenants and landlords??

Consumer Voices

News, Views and Movements From across the Australasian housing industry

Meet a New Tenant: Toni Essen

A Career in Housing: Jeanette Large


THE 2017 AHI AWARD SEASON:

2017 AHI New South Wales Awards for Professional Excellence in Housing

2017 AHI Victoria Awards For Professional Excellence in Housing

2017 AHI Tasmania Awards For Professional Excellence in Housing

2017 AHI New Zealand Awards For Professional Excellence in Housing


CHAPTER 1: CONTEXT

Current Issues in the Rented Housing Sector in Victoria

Mark O’Brien O’Brien, CEO Tenants Union of Victoria
  

Tenure Trends: Local Factors in the Decline of Australian Social Housing

Dr Tony Gilmour, Housing Action Network

Shaun Walsh, urban planner and GIS/data analyst

Unsettled, Insecure, Expensive and Scarce: The Experience of #Rentinoz

Adrian Pisarski, National Shelter

Airbnb is Having impact on Australia’s Housing and Rental Market: What are we Doing?

Dr. Eddie Bullitis, South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion


CHAPTER 2: REGULATING TENANCIES

Security of Tenure Reforms in Ireland, England and Scotland

Chris Angus and Lenny Roth, Department of Parliamentary Services, NSW

Making Evictions into Homelessness a Last resort: A ‘Reasonableness’ Framework and a Focus on Prevention
Katie Ho, Justice Connect Homeless Law 

Five Proposed Changes to Rental Laws that will Lead to More Homelessness
Damien Patterson, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

 

CHAPTER 3: TENANCIES AT RISK
Social Housing Renewal: Threats to Tenant Stability and Security
Laura Wynne, University of Tasmania

Barriers to Safe and Secure Housing for Refugee Women at Risk
Charles Rich, Settlement Services International

 

CHAPTER 4: SUPPORTING TENANCIES
Early Intervention Tackled on Three Fronts

Joanne Robinson and Judy Spencer, Wentworth Community Housing

Supporting Tenancies to Access Opportunities for Economic Independence
Carrie Levine, SGCH

The Victorian Housing Register: A Work in Progress
Marg Osborne and Tony Newman, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Keeping Social Housing Tenants Housed: Disrupting the Cycle of Homelessness for Those with Mental Illness and Alcohol and Drug Disorders
Alison Patterson, Access Housing

Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI): Partnering with Community Housing in J2SI Phase 2 to End Chronic Homelessness
Anna Paris, Sacred Heart Mission and Donna Hinchcliff, Housing Choices Australia

 

CHAPTER 5: NEW FORMS OF HOUSING TENURE
Cohousing: An Alternative Tenure for Senior Australians?
Laura Wynne, Professor Chris Riedy, Matthew Daly and Dr. Kylie McKenna, University of Technology, Sydney 

Richie Goonan, St Kilda Community Housing

OPINIONS 

Opinion 1: Mark O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Union of Victoria


LOOK WHO’S NEW AT THE AHI:
Corporate Member: Accessible Properties New Zealand Ltd
Certified Housing Professional: Amanda Donohoe, Servants Community Housing
AHI Member: Sonja Moore-Carter, Anglicare Southern Queensland; QLD