October 2016: Sustaining a Home – The Future of Housing Support


Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Andrew Davis, AHI President

Dear HousingWORKS
Letters from HousingWORKS readers

Vox Pop – “What is the most effective form of housing support and why?”

Meet a Tenant – Tania Roberts is 56 years old and currently resides in St George Community Housing, New Leaf Community in Bonnyrigg, NSW, where she has been living for 32 years having moved three times throughout the renewal and transformation of the Bonnyrigg estate.

From across the Australasian housing industry

Sustaining a Home: The Future of Housing Support

Emerging Social Policy, Housing Support and the Role of the Community Housing Sector
Professor David Adamson, Research and Development Manager, Compass Group

Housing Focused Support
Nicole Thompson, Inner Melbourne Manager of Crisis and Accommodation Services, VincentCare Victoria

Housing First: Transforming A Philosophy to Practice in Fort Collins, Colorado
Vanessa Fenley with input from Julie Brewen and Michele Christensen

It’s All About Access
Michelle Gegenhuber, General Manager Housing and Development, AnglicareSA

Probing Tensions Between Housing and Age Friendly Communities Policies for Future Direction
Dr Erika Altmann and Dr Max Travers, University of Tasmania

Separation of Housing and Support: Not Yet a Reality for People with a Disability
Joseph Connellan, Director, MC Two Pty Ltd

One Future for Housing Support: Elizabeth Street Common Ground
Camille Heagney Manager Elizabeth Street Common Ground and Cathy Beadnell Manager Communications (Housing) Launch Housing (with thanks to Common Ground partners in South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales for their contribution)

It is Time to Stop Filtering out the Community When Accessing Homelessness Services
Tony Clarke, Manager, Northern Community Hub, VincentCare Victoria

Housing First Programs Can End Street Homelessness
Leonie Kenny, Service Coordination Project Manager, Council to Homeless Persons

Consumer Voices
Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

Insight into Youth Homelessness: Consumer Advocate Perspectives
Karuna Santosa, Undergraduate in Psychology and Sessional Academic — Assistant Researcher at Swinburne University, and Monica Thielking, Director, Postgraduate Psychology Programs, Swinburne University

It Takes Partnerships to Support Long-term Housing Solutions
Jeanette Large, CEO, Women’s Property Initiatives.

The Future of Housing Support
Bianca Nash, Community Health Nurse, RDNS Homeless Persons Program, Melbourne Street to Home

Look who’s new at the AHI: 

Corporate Member
CHC Affordable Housing

Certified Housing Professional
Jon Eastgate

AHI Member
Mary Marshal, CEO, Murchison Regional Aboriginal Corporation


John Blewonski
Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Care Victoria

Dr Heather Holst
Deputy CEO and Director of Services, Launch Housing