Growing the supply of affordable housing
Affordable housing supply across Australia is critically low and housing providers are struggling to meet demand.
“Improving housing affordability is a key policy goal for the Australian Government” - Treasurer Scott Morrison in a memo announcing that he will meet with financiers and specialists in the UK affordable housing sectors, January 2017.
Unable rely on government funding, it is essential that housing providers secure private investment, understand and establish themselves in a marketplace that is driven by private sector models and manage their business and assets effectively in order to remain sustainable and grow.
This conference will focus on:
- Developing social & affordable housing policy
- Understanding the current housing landscape
- Attracting & optimising financial investment
- Achieving sustainability without government funding
- Improving operational efficiency
- Navigating the private market place
Who will attend?
- Community & Affordable Housing Providers
- Federal & State Government
- Banks & Superfunds
- Housing Developers
Attend to learn:
- Hear government perspectives on policy
- Attract long term financial investment
- Improve operational efficiency
- Navigate the private market place
James is a Director with the Capital Financing group of National Australia Bank, the leading Australasian Debt Markets house.
James has been involved in raising funds for Australasian governments, trusts and companies in the Australian, European and US capital markets and is currently responsible for the Social Impact Investing business with in the Capital Financing group.
James has worked for NAB since 1988 in various capacities including roles in money market, foreign exchange, interest rate derivatives and debt capital markets. He holds a bachelor degree in Commerce from UNSW and a Masters Degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. Since 2008
St George Community Housing
Scott is an established leader in housing and development with a passion for creating opportunity by providing great for everyone. Scott is Group CEO of SGCH which is recognised as one of Australia’s largest community housing providers and also serves as Chair of the International Housing Partnership.
City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development, USA
Bill Povalla is a housing professional with over 30 years experience in affordable housing development, finance and policy. Presently Bill works for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Economic Development as head of the monitoring and compliance division. Bill’s unit monitors a wide variety of activities contained in Land Sale Agreements, Regulatory and Redevelopment Agreements as well as approximately 26,000 units of affordable housing. Bill holds a bachelors degree in urban planning from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois Chicago in Urban Planning and Public Policy. Bill has worked in Brussels Belgium with the EU as a stagiere and has been active with the CIH in the UK.
What People Are Saying
“A well hosted conference with great speakers who have provided a lot of insight into Affordable Housing, and the discussions provided a lot of food for thought”Eileen Goh, Chief Financial Officer, VincentCare Victoria Affordable housing conference attendee 2016
Date: 15 Mar 2017 By: Philip Fagan-SchmidtIf you had the opportunity to redesign Australia’s housing policy and funding arrangements, how would you go about it? Would you start with the existing NAHA / NPAH / NPRH agreements? Some variation of them? Or would you throw it all out and start again? I for one think we could do a whole lot better. …
Date: 20 Feb 2017 By: Amy BrownThere’s a lovely kind of strangeness to waking up and finding yourself in the midst of a conversation amongst – well, what seems like everybody – about a topic that you’ve cared about for a long time. That’s kind of how I feel right now. And that topic that ‘everyone’ seems to be talking about …
Date: 7 Feb 2017 By: Maisie Holder2017 has already been a big year for the affordable housing industry with several politicians declaring action on affordable housing as a top priority, so have we finally got the ball rolling? Treasurer Scott Morrison has long been considering a government-backed financing model similar to that of the UK, and now the Turnbull Government is …
Date: 24 Jul 2016 By: Contributed by the CEFCThe Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is working to drive the construction of as many as 1,000 new energy efficient homes for low-income families nationwide. There’s considerable demand for buildings, with more than 200,000 approved applicants on the wait list for affordable housing across Australia. Low-income households typically tend to live in buildings with poorer …