Program released for Australia’s largest affordable housing event

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We are thrilled to announce that the much anticipated National Housing Conference 2017 program is now available.

With more than 1000 delegates and 150 speakers expected to participate in 35 sessions over three days, and with significant political will and public appetite for real reform, #NHCSydney is set to be the most significant conference in many years.

Dr Ian Winter, Executive Director of AHURI, said ‘We’ve designed the National Housing Conference 2017 program to be broad in scope supporting Australia’s contemporary ‘full spectrum’ housing policy debate; from homelessness, through social and affordable housing and on into the housing market, land supply, land use planning and city deals.’

Highlighting the Government’s plan to boost affordable housing supply through the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation, the world’s foremost international voice on affordable housing finance, Piers Williamson, headlines the program. Mr Williamson leads an impressive line-up of international and Australian speakers in the official conference program.

The Conference will also examine the important role of housing in the domestic and family violence policy response, as both the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children and Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family and Domestic Violence have stimulated important policy reflection and reform across Australia.

Other major sessions in the National Housing Conference 2017 program include supplying social and affordable housing in global cities; state housing policy under a new national agreement; building Australia’s affordable housing industry; homelessness system reform; social outcomes from social housing; Indigenous housing outcomes; and the relationship between affordable housing and cities policy.

Convened by AHURI, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, the National Housing Conference runs from 29 November to 1 December 2017 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

The conference program is available for download at

To allow you extra time to examine the program we have extended the early bird registration rate by two weeks. Register by 11 August to save over $200.