September 2018 Issue: Marginal Housing: Where to From Here?” joint edition with the AHI

Contents for September 2018 Issue: Marginal Housing: Where to From Here?” joint edition with the AHI

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Dr Heather Holst, Commissioner for Residential Tenancies


CHP Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons


AHI President’s Welcome

Andrew Davis, AHI President, Business Development Project Manager, Unity Housing Company


Vox Pop — A soapbox for the Australiasian Housing Community


News, Views and from Movements across the Australasian Housing Industry



Feature: Marginal Housing, Where to Now?


Marginal Housing: What It Is and Why It Matters

Jon Eastgate, 99 Consulting


Contemporary Boarding Houses: Marginal Housing or Lifestyle Choice?

Julie Davenport, Manager, Neighbourhoods and Customer Services, for Hume Community Housing and Tony Gilmour, Managing Director of the Housing Action Network


Boarding Houses in New South Wales: Nothing Was Delivered

Paul Adabie, Housing Services Manager, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre


Marginal Housing: Boarding Houses and Camping Grounds in New Zealand: Get involved and act now!

Clare Aspinall, He Kainga Oranga, Otago University, Wellington, Marc Slade and David Zussman, Community Housing Aotearoa, Dr Chrissy Severinsen, Massey University, Manawatū


QCOSS Integrated Policy Response to Marginal Housing

Rodney Holmes, Senior Policy Officer, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)


Rooming Houses: It’s Time to Let Go

Janet Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer Southport Community Housing Group


Crowding in Southern Melbourne: Homeless and Marginally Housed

Ruth Gordon, Southern Homelessness Services Network Coordinator


Turning Point: A Service Response to Marginal Housing for Single Parent Families

Michelle Gegenhuber, General Manager, Housing and Homelessness Services, AnglicareSA


The Limits of Rights and Protections: Housing as an Essential Service

Leo Patterson Ross, Senior Policy Officer, Tenants’ Union of NSW and Mark Riboldi, Advocacy and Communications Manager, Community Legal Centres NSW


Hope on the Horizon for Rooming House Residents?

Sorcha Walshe, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Shelter SA


‘What’s in a name?’ Problems with the Definition of Registerable Boarding House Under the New South Wales Boarding Houses Act 2012

Hayley Stone, Coordinator Eastern Area Tenants Service, Sydney


Rooming House Regulatory Reform: A Stocktake

Mark O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Victoria


People Who Rent Deserve Homes

Joel Dignam, Director, Better Renting


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.


Marginal Housing and Homelessness: My Introduction to Marginal Housing


Responding to Hoarding and Squalor as ‘Social Landlords’

Elana Kopke, Community Housing Worker, South Port Community Housing Group


Public Housing Push for Victorians in Need

Martha Haylett, Manager of Policy and Communications, Victorian Public Tenants Association


Boarding Houses Versus Share Houses

Bonnie Keates, Projects and Events Officer, Shelter SA


Lodges of ‘Everlasting’ Last Resort

Bernie Smith, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust


The Financial Exclusion and Homelessness Nexus: Lessons from 

the Northern Territory

Jonathon Louth, Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Community Services Research, Flinders University and Kim Burns, Senior Contract Manager, CatholicCare NT


A Port in a Storm: Climate Change and Homelessness Service Organisations

Danielle Every, Senior Lecturer, CQUniversity, John Richardson, National Resilience Adviser, Red Cross, Emergency Services, Scott Hanson-Easey, Senior Researcher, University of Adelaide, Elizabeth Osborn, Research Assistant, CQUniversity


Better Housing Outcomes Through the Innovative Use

of Technology and Data

David Spriggs, Chief Executive Officer, Infoxchange


Better, Fairer and Safer Renting for All: New tenancy reforms

means a better chance for Victorian renters

Nic Anderson, Senior Lawyer and Katie Ho, Senior Project Lawyer, Justice Connect Homeless Law



Meet a Tenant

Anna Goldsmith


A Career in Housing

Andrea Galloway



Look who’s new at the AHI


Corporate Member

Junction Australia


Certified Housing Professional

Chris Chaplin


AHI member

Shari McPhail





Alice Clarke

Executive Officer, Shelter SA


Janet Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer, South Port Community Housing Group


Mark O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Victoria