The first day of concurrent sessions are now online for the NHC’s 2019 program. These sessions touch on a variety of important issues – from older women as an emerging vulnerable cohort to approaches to disability accommodation under the NDIS, methods on keeping private rental equitable and an important look at how we can support and sustain long-term tenancies for vulnerable and disadvantaged households. Here is an overview the new sessions in this release of the program.
This session will highlight a range of service models and housing strategies built through community collaboration. The session will explore self-determination, how mainstream organisations can support indigenous objectives and how to foster genuine partnerships.
Harley Dannatt and Dean Jones, Salvation Army
John Palmer, MercyCare and Michael King, Centacare
Victor Crevatin, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre
Leeanne Caton, Yilli Rreung Aboriginal Housing Corporation
With a review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing Providers (NRSCH) as a launchpad, a panel will examine the role of regulation in managing the growth of the sector and ensuring the best provision of services to tenants.
Jason Kara, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Sidesh Naikar, Commonwealth Department of Social Services
Kelvin Knox, NSW Registrar
Hayley Parkes, Housing Choices Australia
A series of short presentations, followed by Q&A, will explore initiatives and policy reform that support the tenancies of vulnerable households, whose complex needs often lead to instability and constant transition.
Natalia Gemmell, Department of Communities WA
Chris Martin, UNSW
Marc Morel and Camilla Williams, NEAMI
Annemaree Callander, Brisbane Youth Service
Quick fire presentations will be followed by lively debate around disability housing within a maturing NDIS. Hear perspectives from people with specialist needs, physical and psycho-social disabilities, their families, carers and support services.
Beth Fogarty, Wellways
Julie Bojarski and Peter Malone, Hume Housing
Luke Bosher, Summer Foundation
Susan Bailey, UTS
Facilitated by National Shelter, this session explores the rise of not for profit real estate agencies and new models for helping disadvantaged households overcome barriers to access and sustain tenancies in the private rental market.
Adrian Pisarski, National Shelter
Patrick Veyret, CHOICE
Paul Tomasinni, inCommunity Inc
Sorcha Walshe, Shelter SA
Rebecca Pinkstone, Bridge Housing
Older women are emerging as a vulnerable cohort, with many housing options presenting as unaffordable or only accessible for the short-term. Three long-form presentations will explore services and support available to older women susceptible to unstable housing.
Kathryn Proft, Australian Human Rights Commission
Caroline Larcher, Women’s Property Initiative
View the full draft program below: