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$6.6B ALP Affordable Rental Infrastructure to underpin affordable housing futures

Media Release 16 December 2018 PowerHousing Australia today strongly supported the commitment made by Federal Labor to invest $6.6 billion to restructure a national long term investment to deliver affordable rental housing infrastructure. The promise to build 250,000 new dwellings across programs over the next 10-15 years with Community Housing Providers central to the task, […]

NRAS; the Christmas gift that saved Australian housing supply

The Australian Opinion Editorial (13 December 2018) We are generally told to spare a thought for those more needy at this time of year and for the first 200 of around 37,000 families and low income tenants whose National Rental Affordability Scheme subsidies start to wind down after 10 years, this Christmas will pose some […]

PowerHousing Australia Welcomes the Appointment of Inaugural NHFIC CEO

PowerHousing Australia today welcomed the appointment of the inaugural National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) CEO, Nathan Dal Bon.   Following appointment of NHFIC Chair Brendan Crotty and board members including PowerHousing Independent Director David Cant, Mr Dal Bon’s appointment affirms his close work with PowerHousing membership and the sector on the development of […]

Federal Labor engage sector and National Housing Strategy

From the Director – David Cant (PowerHousing Australia Independent Director) Alongside PowerHousing Chair Nicola Lemon, and Vice Chair Ken Marchingo, I was pleased to represent PowerHousing Australia (PHA) at the CHIA National AGM on Tuesday 20th November in Melbourne. The highlight of the occasion was an address by The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of […]

International Housing Partnership – Manchester 2018

The International Housing Partnership was held 1-5 October in Manchester with CEO leaders from UK, USA, Canada, and Australia coming together. PowerHousing was also accompanied by Calvin Garrett who is one of our Rising Star winners. Calvin attended parts of the IHP, met with UK Gems (UK Rising Stars) and also attended the post-event Housing […]

PowerHousing Annual Member Exchange – August 21-23 2018

What have 350 sector, industry, affiliate, associate, political, departmental, international experts, thought leaders and professionals have in common? The 2018 PowerHousing Australia Member Exchange! Amidst a most turbulent week in the Canberra political landscape which saw the appointment of a new Prime Minister, our event brought together an exchange of deep engagement with international perspectives […]

Report warns sustained effort needed to ease housing affordability in a post-25 million population Australia

As Australia’s housing affordability crisis builds, a concerted effort is needed by all levels of government to help first home buyers enter the market and ensure low income earners have adequate housing, according to a new report. Leading property researcher CoreLogic and PowerHousing Australia today launched the Australian Affordable Housing Report 2018-19: 25 Million Milestone […]

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 […]