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Funding round for the provision of 40,000 social and affordable homes goes live

Today, January 15th, 2024, marks the commencement of major funding availability for Community Housing Providers (CHPs) under the Government’s $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund and National Housing Accord. Registered CHPs will now be eligible to receive funding in the form of availability payments, concessional loans, and in some instances capital grants. CHPs are dedicated […]

2023 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards Recipients

The PowerHousing Australia National Awards 2023 was held at the Great Hall, Parliament House. The Awards celebrated the sector and showcased the individuals and teams in our membership who have gone above and beyond to support their colleagues and tenants. The Awards acknowledge our sector and the community at large, as well as highlighting the […]

PowerHousing Australia IHP London and Glasgow report

  UK London Pre tour and Glasgow IHP Meeting – Sept/Oct 2023 – (Valued Member Exchange) PowerHousing CEOs are invited to join us in Glasgow, Scotland, in October for the 16th Annual Leadership Exchange of the International Housing Partnership, the Housing Partnership Networks’ collaboration with housing networks in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Last year’s […]

PowerHousing is supporting a Voice to Parliament

PowerHousing Australia has undertaken a comprehensive consultation process on whether we, as an organisation, should hold a position on the Voice to Parliament (the Voice). PowerHousing has conducted extensive consultation with Members, which includes: expert advice and guidance from Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), Reconciliation Australia, the Yes 23 and other peak bodies; discussion at out […]

PowerHousing Conference goes Live

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the highly anticipated PowerHousing Australia Member Exchange Conference. Mark your calendars for 27 – 29 November 2023, as we gather at the QT, Canberra for this significant event. The Welcome Cocktail Reception will be hosted at the historic Old Parliament House, providing a unique and memorable setting […]

PowerHousing Academy Rising Stars Immersion

Last week, a delegation of PowerHousing’s Emerging Leaders and Rising Stars travelled to Hobart as part of our travel immersion program. Over three days in Hobart, the delegation met with key representatives from our local Tasmanian CHPs, government agencies and political leaders, and participating in key mentoring and coaching opportunities with CEO mentors Debbie Georgopoulos (Women’s […]

Federal Budget Lockup FY2024

PowerHousing Australia’s CEO Nicholas Proud attended the Budget lockup in Canberra this afternoon. This is the Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ second Budget after the Budget update in October last year. A significant focus of this Budget—$14.8 billion —is the allocation of support to Australians dealing with soaring costs of living. With a turbulent and uncertain global […]

Housing Australia Future Fund legislation update

After the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and related bills’ passage in the House in February, the bills went to the Senate where they have been considered by the Economics Legislation Committee. The Committee received extensive evidence in PowerHousing’s written submission, along with 24 other submissions from peak bodies, research institutions and government departments. Public hearings […]

Senate Economics Legislation Committee Report Released

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee tabled their report on the Housing Australia Future Fund and related bills yesterday afternoon (read the full report here). The report, and particularly the contents of the dissents, will inform the proposed amendments to the legislation and ultimately whether the crossbench senators agree to pass the legislation. The report mostly […]

Major salvo of housing affordability measures tabled to tackle mounting pressures

Media Release  9 February 2023    With housing affordability and cost of living pressures escalating in the first nine months of the Albanese Government, PowerHousing Australia is pleased to see priority enabling legislation introduced to Federal Parliament in the first sitting week of 2023, as a major salvo of measures to tackle mounting housing pressures. […]