Steve Bevington has been involved in the development and management of affordable and community housing for over 40 years including development of cooperative housing in London, Chairmanship of London Borough of Camden Council Housing Authority, Housing Cooperative Programs in Victoria in the 1980’s to his present role as the Managing Director of Community Housing Ltd (CHL) Group of Companies.
Steve has lead CHL from a one worker organisation to business operations into three of the four regions of the world which harbour extreme poverty. CHL has over 11,000 properties under management in Australia making it the largest community housing provider in the country with operations across six states and nearly 300 staff delivering services to those most disadvantaged.
CHL is engaging in affordable housing deveopment in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Indonesia, Chile, Peru and India.
He is one of Australia’s leading experts on housing affordability and is on the board of Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Australia’s peak body for community housing and is a key contributor to policy advocacy on housing affordability.
CHL has a strong commitment to housing those on low to moderate incomes, Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Peoples and those with high and complex needs who have been disadvantaged in the market place.
Alongside this CHL has a strong commitment to community development, training and employment creation in the provision of housing.