It is my pleasure to announce that the 9th Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit will be taking place on 26-28 February, 2024, in Melbourne.
For the second year running, the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) is very pleased to put together a Summit designed to showcase the best ideas and solutions across social and affordable housing design, investment, place making, and tenancy/asset management.
The scale of Australia’s housing challenge is immense, and it is the lowest income households who are hardest hit. Analysis of the 2021 census by City Futures Research Centre, UNSW estimates that by 2041, almost one million Australian households will have unmet housing needs*.
Positively, the Commonwealth Government is already introducing a raft of initiatives in response to this challenge. These include the Housing Australia Future Fund, the National Housing Accord and the development of a ten-year National Housing and Homelessness Plan.
So, join us in February to learn about the latest ideas to tackle Australia’s seemingly intractable housing problems.
Specific topics we will tackle include how to incorporate affordable housing into market Build to Rent, designing excellent emergency accommodation for women experiencing DFV, models for institutional investment in social housing and making homes climate resilient.
There will also be invaluable opportunities for your staff to network and learn from the experiences of other housing, property, and finance organisations.
Importantly, CHIA members will again receive a member discount rate throughout the onsale period. As with last year’s Summit, CHIA will also receive a donation from the event as part of the agreement with Aventedge. This donation will be used solely for its advocacy work in the sector.
I look forward to seeing you there.
* Social and affordable housing: needs, costs and subsidy gaps by region | City Futures Research Centre
Forum Advisory Committee:
- Wendy Hayhurst, CEO, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA)
- Leonie King, CEO, City West Housing
- Luke Westenberg, CEO, CHIA South Australia
- Karen Walsh, CEO, Venture Housing