The Conference program will focus on key issues including future growth and financing opportunities; women in community housing; post COVID-19 economic recovery; housing options and aspirations for young people and best practice responses for working with tenants with complex needs.
Welcome to Country
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)
Welcome from the CHIA NSW Chief Executive Officer
Mark Degotardi, CEO, CHIA NSW
Sydney Street Choir
Community housing providers play in a critical role in building and promoting productivity, particularly in regional areas. This session will look at how community housing providers are delivering in regional areas and opportunities to leverage infrastructure investment and population shifts into growth.
This session will examine the key outcomes and lessons learned from the Together Home program since its inception. It will also consider the efficacy of other innovative responses to end homelessness that are underway.
This session will focus on the perspectives and aspirations of young people regarding the housing market broadly and how the community housing can better respond to their needs and priorities.
Todays workplace is changing! What should we prepare for in the next five and ten years. How do we ensure our staff have the skills to meet workplace demands? How do we ensure organisations have the right staff to undertake the work of the future? Jobs are increasing asking us to use our heart – developing our interpersonal skills, our creativity, care for others and collaborate with many. This session will focus on future work in community housing and how and who we attract, recruit,develop and retain for a capable workforce.
Social housing tenants have long presented with a range of issues from past trauma, impact of past homelessness, domestic and family violence survival, mental illness, aging and disability. This session will examine the issues many social housing tenants experience and explore innovative housing support solutions to create viable and sustainable communities.
This session will examine how tenant engagement initiatives emerged or evolved during COVID-19, lessons learned, and best practice in the context of the ‘new normal’.
Building a diverse and inclusive community housing sector is integral to delivering better outcomes for our staff and tenants. This session will examine the current state of the sector, the role that sector leaders can play in creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce, the benefits of D&I and best practice initiatives implemented across the sector to date.
Housing and economic recovery after COVID-19
Welcome & Introduction
Funding the Future
Community housing providers have delivered the majority of growth in social and affordable housing in NSW over the past decade. Looking to the future with the end of NRAS already commencing, this session will consider where opportunities for growth lie, including through mixed tenure developments, partnerships, planning incentives, and shaping emerging opportunities with government.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which healthcare, education, transport, and other vital services are delivered across cities and regional centres. This session will explore how technological, political, economic, environmental and social changes emerging as a result of COVID-19 are re-shaping future demand for housing and social infrastructure.
Approximately 1 in 10 people living in community housing identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The Aboriginal Outcomes Strategy (AOS) establishes a framework for improving social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people in social housing. This session will explore how community housing providers have implemented the AOS to improve housing, social and economic outcomes for their local communities.
Local governments shape local communities by providing opportunities and supporting sustainable places. Councils have recently led a process of establishing a strategic vision and priorities to deliver outcomes for their communities, and many have identified community housing providers as key partners. This session will explore how local councils and CHPs can work together to build more inclusive communities.
This session will explore solutions that CHPs can adopt to tackle climate change across all areas of their business, and how the sector as a whole can contribute to a cleaner, greener future.
Panel session: The year that changed housing: the future of community housing in the age of disruption and innovation