Increasing the supply of affordable housing is a key area for Australian policy makers. Research shows a shortfall of at least 271,000 rental homes available and affordable to low income households in 2011, and this is likely to have become worse since then. The NHC will present a range of sessions to explore new and innovative ways […]


The number of households in the not-for-profit community housing sector over the last 10 years has more than doubled (35,667 in 2008 to 74,220 in 2016, a 108% increase). With such rapid growth the sector is becoming an even more important part of providing housing for households on low incomes. How can the sector continue […]


We are pleased to announce National Affordable Housing Consortium (NAHC) and Places for People as joint platinum sponsors of the National Housing Conference 2017. NAHC has pioneered new partnerships and delivery models to become a leader in the Australian affordable housing market. Whilst over in the UK, Places for People has been at the forefront […]


Mr Evan Siddall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), has recorded a special video ahead of this year’s National Housing Conference.  Mr Siddall, a keynote speaker at #NHCSydney is enthused to share his experiences with delegates this November, and we’re looking forward to seeing that same enthusiasm from […]


Many Indigenous Australians today continue to face significant barriers in accessing suitable housing and are significantly over-represented in our homelessness population, and their homelessness situations are likely to be more severe. At the National Housing Conference we have a diverse range of sessions focussing on the many different areas affecting Indigenous housing and homelessness. The […]


It has been a significant year for housing policy in Australia. In the presence of widespread media attention and a highly engaged public, our politicians and policymakers have embraced a number of major reform opportunities. In the May Federal Budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison unveiled a range of policy measures to support those at all stages […]


Staying engaged and inspired during a conference is the best way to get the most out of your learning experience. We’re thrilled to announce that a range of vibrant and talented performers and practitioners have joined the National Housing Conference. The Descendance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre was established in Sydney in 1993. […]


Homelessness and related housing issues have dominated the media and much of the political debate this year. It is widely recognised by policymakers, housing experts and the public that Australians need greater access to safe, secure and affordable housing. With more than 100,000 people homeless in Australia on any given night, now is the time […]


We are pleased to further enrich the conference program with the inclusion of international speakers Gail Gilman, Oona Goldsworthy and Chris Paris in key conference sessions. Gail Gilman, Chief Executive Officer of Community Housing Partnership in the USA, joins us for major concurrent session Homelessness in 2017: is early intervention and prevention working? This session […]


Following a period of significant policy reflection and reform on the issue of family and domestic violence, our final major plenary session will examine the important role of housing in the domestic and family violence policy response. Leading the session in her keynote address is Dr Heather Nancarrow, Chief Executive Officer, Australia’s National Research Organisation […]