Policy and Strategy Projects

Affordable Housing through the Planning System: Issue Paper and Industry Strategy (NSW Federation of Housing Associations)

Review of Issues for Community Housing Providers and development of a Community Housing Industry Strategy which: 
1) explains why it is critical to use all levers to address growing housing needs, 
2) explains the important and influential role planning plays in housing outcomes,
3) demonstrates the commitment and capacity of community housing providers, and
4) shows how planning and related policies can support community housing providers and affordable housing more generally

Workshop Facilitation: Policy and Strategy

Assisting organisations to respond to changing circumstances and to explore options and opportunities

Affordable Housing Options for a Sydney Metropolitan Sub-Region

Identification, review and assessment of feasibility of options to achieve affordable housing

Current and Emerging Opportunities for Affordable Housing (Tier1 Community Housing Provider)

  • Exploration of policies and strategies for facilitation of affordable housing across selected metropolitan local government areas
  • Scan of current and emerging opportunities for affordable housing, focussing on local government and key state planning directions

Enhancing the NAHA

Background Paper for National Affordable Summit Group Round Table Canberra 22 August 2012

Housing Strategy Advice: State Housing Agency

Research, policy and strategy advice and preparation of presentation tools for NSW Government client 

Boarding House Financial Assistance Program

Review of eligibility thresholds, grant levels and program sustainability for the NSW Centre for Affordable Housing. 

National Affordable Housing Summit (comprising HIA, ACTU, ACOSS and the National Housing Alliance)

Commissioning and preparation of research and position papers, policy development, high level stakeholder negotiations, media liaison, oversight of financial modelling and logistical support.

Licensed Boarding Houses

Policy and strategy advice on framework to promote and regulate licensed boarding houses in NSW for people with disabilities

Muurruum Gunyah

Formulation of innovative life tenure model for the provision of Aboriginal housing for the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office.  The model is designed to align with cultural and practical needs within the Aboriginal community and is based on retention of housing assets for the long-term benefit of households in need of affordable housing, with direct control of individual dwellings by households

Eligibility Policies for Social Housing

Advice on income and asset eligibility options for social housing designed to assist in delivering equitable outcomes from the allocation of scarce social housing resources

Old Burnt Bridge Aboriginal Community Trust

  • Development of an innovative trust model for holding community assets, managing housing and delivering services designed to meet the unique needs of the community 
  • Advice on implementation and legal issues 

Housing Management Improvement Plan

Study undertaken for the Purfleet-Taree Local Aboriginal Land Council, exploring options for building a more sustainable housing service


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