Member Exchange 2018 – New International Keynote Speaker

In an exciting update for our upcoming Annual Member Exchange on August 21-23, PowerHousing has secured Lisa Mallory, CEO of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) to participate in our Conference in Canberra this year. Lisa rounds out the impressive international speaker panel which every delegate will be able to meet and engage directly […]

NHFIC Successfully Passed into Law

Australia’s stock of social and affordable housing is poised to rise significantly following the passage through parliament overnight with bipartisan support of the final piece of legislation to establish the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC). Delivering on a commitment in last year’s Federal Budget, the NHFIC has been established to administer Australia’s first […]

NHFIC Chair Announcement

PowerHousing Australia today welcomed the appointment of the inaugural National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) Chair, Brendan Crotty. Nicholas Proud, CEO of PowerHousing Australia, which represents 31 of Australia’s largest Tier One Community Housing Providers, said “the appointment of Brendan Crotty is a significant step in the delivery of the package of housing affordability […]

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 […]