The National Housing Conference 2017 program is designed to be broad in scope and supports Australia’s contemporary ‘full spectrum’ housing policy debate. It ranges from homelessness, through to social and affordable housing and on into the housing market, land supply, land use planning and city deals.

With more than 1000 delegates and 150 speakers participating in 35 sessions over three days, NHC Sydney is set to be the most engaging conference yet.

NHC 2017 program update

In 2017 the policy debate on many housing and homelessness issues is fast moving and major progress is expected before our November conference. The NHC program will purposely evolve in-line with these major conversations and will cover highly relevant topics including:

  • The development of an affordable housing industry – what are the key measures to move from an affordable housing sector to a robust industry at scale?
  • Family and domestic violence – what further policy reform is required to provide safe and secure housing for those fleeing family violence?
  • Innovative tenancy management – what impact will increased competition and choice have on social housing and tenancy management?
  • Transformation of the homelessness system – in the context of NPAH and NAHA funding uncertainty, how can we continue the focus on early intervention and prevention?
  • Housing affordability – six months on from the 2017 federal budget, what policy changes have been introduced to address this nationally critical issue?
  • Institutional investment – is the development of an Australian Affordable Housing Finance Corporation the key to increasing the supply of affordable housing?
  • The state of housing policy – what is the status of housing policy in each state and territory and how can these jurisdictions work together to affect real change?

This is just a snapshot, and with over 30 sessions across three days there will be ample opportunity for further analysis of these and other topics relevant to our sector.

A detailed draft program including invited speakers and accepted abstract submissions will be available mid-July.