PowerHousing welcomes City West Housing as new Members

PowerHousing Australia is proud to welcome City West Housing into the membership which brings the organisation to 31 of the scale developers and managers of social housing. CWH was established by the NSW Government in 1994 as the first affordable housing company in Australia. Its purpose was “to be an independent and accountable housing association […]

Multifamily and US Roadshow summary findings

The 2018 US meetings focused around engaging with the peak bodies for housing delivery, government agency, investment facilitators and our own Australian Embassy. Housing delivery mechanisms and incentives were considered in terms of multifamily/build to rent and single family/single dwelling. The meetings have created a channel of feedback on thinking around affordable housing mechanisms and […]

Everybody’s Home Housing Campaign Launched

A coalition of housing and homelessness peaks and providers have launched a research-based campaign to broaden the public debate around housing and homelessness with Essential Media partnering to make this happen. The campaign, which was launched in March at the National Press Club, aims to persuade governments to act to end homelessness, improve rental security, […]

Report on Government Services released

This year marks the 23rd edition of the Report on Government Services – comparing the performance of governments in the efficient and effective delivery of a wide range of services aimed at improving the wellbeing of all Australians. The Report is produced by the Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government […]

Cancellation of Christchurch Social Housing Transfer

In late December, New Zealand’s Labour-led Government announced the cancellation of its Social Housing Transfer Programme, which would have seen CHPs in Christchurch gain a significant number of public housing dwellings. The previous National New Zealand Government aimed to encourage more diverse ownership of public housing. It announced at the end of 2016 that this […]

NSW Property Transfer Bolsters the Scale and Capacity of the CHP Sector

Today’s announcement by the NSW Government of a long lease property transfer of 13,677 homes is welcomed by Australian CHPs and further supports the expansion of sustainable affordable housing supply across New South Wales. PowerHousing Australia which represents 30 of Australia’s largest Community Housing Providers (CHPs) celebrates a number of its member’s success in this […]

Community housing sector on growth trajectory to benefit affordability

The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed with the release at the International Housing Partnership Exchange of a new report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years that will be critical to tackling housing affordability.   The Sector Capacity Prospectus 2017-18 shows that collectively Australia’s […]