Access Housing CEO Garry Ellender will form part of an expert panel at the 2015 National Housing Conference when he takes part in a presentation, discussion and Q&A on day two of the conference on Thursday 29 October at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Garry will be joined by Housing Action Network Associate Carrie Hamilton, The Social Investment Collective Managing Director Carolin Leeshaa and Social Ventures Australia Director – Impact Investing Mark Peacock for the The house always wins: investing for financial gain and social return session.
The session will discuss how social impact investment has the power to create change for social good, while also delivering a financial return to those who choose this means of investment. It will also examine the concept in more detail to understand how it is being implemented in social policy in Australia and internationally and understand how social impact investment can support the new supply of affordable rental housing. Mr Ellender will give a not-for-profit affordable housing provider perspective on the topic.
Mr Ellender’s participation in the The house always wins: investing for financial gain and social return session will complement Access Housing’s broader participation in the 2015 conference. Access Housing will be exhibiting its services to conference delegates throughout the event at exhibition booth 29. It will also have delegates in attendance across each day of the conference to ensure its staff contribute to discussions surrounding, and remain well informed of, the pressing issues, opportunities, innovations and ideas within the affordable housing sector.
Access Housing will also have a table at the 2015 Australasian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Awards reception on the opening night of the conference on Wednesday 28 October, with three staff members nominated for awards following their recent WA regional award wins.
The biennial conference, which is convened by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, is the largest cross-sectoral housing meeting in Australasia. For more information about the National Housing Conference, please click here.