Speaker

Natalia Gemmell

Manager - Housing Policy, Department of Communities WA

 Natalia  Gemmell

As Manager, Housing Policy at the Department of Communities, Natalia is responsible for leading whole-of-system housing strategies and strategic policy initiatives to achieve social and affordable housing outcomes.  Natalia has a strong interest in stakeholder engagement and co-design. Drawing on her consultancy experience in Australia and the United Kingdom, her focus is on developing partnerships with industry and the community-sector to creating innovative, market-based responses to complex and contentious policy issues. A key achievement is the award-winning Assisted Rental Pathways Pilot, a transitional housing response for social housing tenants and applicants, which combines discounted rental subsidies with wrap around support services to help people become self-sustaining in the private rental market. She spearheaded the development of Ageing with Choice: Future directions in seniors housing, 2019-2024, endorsed by Cabinet in June 2019, and is driving the implementation of the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2017-2018 to 2019-20. Natalia is currently leading the development of the next 10-year housing strategy for Western Australia.

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Wednesday 28 August 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm

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Opening doors to private rental

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 rent... view