Access Housing @ NHC 2019

25 Aug 2019

A delegation of Access Housing staff is looking forward to attending the 2019 National Housing Conference and 2019 Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) Professional Excellence in Housing Awards Gala Dinner in Darwin this week.

Access Housing and our staff and partners are nominated for three awards at this year’s AHI awards dinner following as many wins at the WA regional awards in May. Best of luck to our South West lodging house caretaker Paul (Inspirational Team Member award nominee), our How to Manage on a Low Income financial workshops (Leading Community Engagement Practice award nominee) and to the Ruah Community Services-led 50 Lives, 50 Homes program (Excellence in Social Housing award nominee), to which Access Housing is a housing partner. The awards dinner will be held on the eve of the conference on Tuesday 27 August. For more information about the 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards, please click here. 

Access Housing has participated in a number of national housing research projects and one will be discussed on day two of the conference. Access Housing General Manager Corporate Services Lyn Brun has been involved on the national steering group of the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre’s Procuring Social and Affordable Housing: Improving Access and Delivery research project and worked closely with Project Lead Dr Judy Kraatz. Dr Kraatz will discuss the project during a think-tank event focusing on Social Impact Investment on Thursday 29 August.

The National Housing Conference is held every two years and is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia. The conference focuses on the national housing conversation and big picture national challenges, with perspectives provided by delegates and speakers from every state and territory. For more information about the 2019 National Housing Conference, please click here.