ACHIA Newsletter May 2019
The annual Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot has revealed an alarming picture of Australia’s private rental market, and the results for people on low incomes and income support are dire.
Contrary to what some commentators have been expressing the recent downturn in house prices, particularly in major metropolitan areas of NSW, has not led to an increase in the amount of affordable rental housing available.
ACHIA Aboriginal Caucus Day and Breakfast
Join us after the Good Growth Housing Conference for the ACHIA Aboriginal Caucus Day and Breakfast. The NSW Aboriginal Community Housing sector is undergoing a period of rapid change and the Aboriginal Caucus day will give the sector an opportunity to discuss and workshop three key elements designed to strengthen the sector and develop stronger ties with non-Aboriginal partners.
These are: • The development of a new Aboriginal peak organisation- the Aboriginal Community Housing Industry Association (ACHIA) to provide an independent voice for the sector, • Work with Aboriginal community housing providers to strengthen their organisations to prepare for registration • And a focused approach to support non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal housing organisations to further develop mutually respectful partnerships. The Caucus day will also include national and international speakers on First Nations housing and sector development.
The ACHIA Caucus day will include:
* An Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Breakfast and
* A Brothers in Housing Breakfast (Note: this will be held at Australian Hall 150 Elizabeth Street, Sydney)
This event is open to all ACHPs and Aboriginal staff members from the sector.
COST: Free, thanks to sponsorship from the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/achia-aboriginal-caucus-day-and-breakfast-tickets-59027455709
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wendy Hayhurst for all of her incredible hard work over the past four years as the CEO of CHIA NSW. One of Wendy’s great successes has been to raise the profile of the community housing industry in NSW, and to make investing in more social and affordable housing an issue that is now much higher up government and agency agendas.