Welcome to – Everybody’s Home – the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference

On behalf of CHIA NSW and Homelessness NSW, I would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference, Everybody’s Home – from delegates, to speakers, and of course sponsors.

The Conference attracted over 550 delegates and we are pleased to say it has been our most successful Conference yet. We have received plenty of positive feedback and are collaborating with the Australasian Housing Institute to produce a special edition of their publication Housing Works to highlight some of the issues raised.

Presentations from many of sessions are now available.

To read the post conference media release – AHC 2018 Highlights Agreement Over Solutions – click here.

Wendy Hayhurst, CEO, CHIA NSW

The 2018 conference theme – Everybody’s Home – highlights the current and growing shortfall of accessible and affordable housing in Australia across the entire housing continuum.

Over two days, housing professionals from the private, not for profit, and government sectors will come together to share expertise and find out about the latest news in the industry.

Community Housing Industry Associations NSW and Homelessness NSW are jointly convening the NSW 2018 Affordable Housing Conference – Everybody’s Home from 27 – 28 June 2018 at the Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000.

With housing affordability rising up the political agenda and elections on the way Everybody’s Home is expected to be our biggest conference ever, attracting not just the housing and homelessness sector but the industry’s financiers, property developers, government policy makers, land use planners, and academia. We have speakers lined up from Canada, the US and Europe to complement the locals on topics as diverse as tax credits, meeting Aboriginal housing needs, why investing in affordable housing makes economic sense and the case for growing the community housing sector.

Conference hosts

Community Housing Industry Association NSWCHIA NSW is the peak industry body for community housing providers in NSW. CHIA NSW leads and coordinates the industry, represents its members’ interests, and provides a wide range of good practice advice and resources to assist members to develop their businesses. Through its Centre for Training in Social Housing, CHIA NSW is the leading provider of social housing training in Australia. For more information visit www.communityhousing.org.au.

Homelessness NSWHomelessness NSW is a peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW. Homelessness NSW’s members include small, locally based community organisations, multiservice agencies with a regional reach and large State-wide service providers. Key services that we provide include policy development and advocacy in working to end homelessness, public education about the changing faces of homeless people and those at risk, information about the diverse mix of initiatives operating in NSW and elsewhere and advice and support for member organisations and others about organisational change and improvement. For more information visit www.homelessnessnsw.org.au.


The two day Affordable Housing Conference is aimed towards those working within the housing and homelessness sector – and also the industry’s financiers, property developers, government policy makers, land use planners, and academia professionals from the private, not for profit, and government sectors.






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Community Housing Industry Associations NSW acknowledges the traditional custodians of the many nations across NSW and we pay our respect to their Elders past, present and to those who have come before us. We also acknowledge the Gadigal Clan of the Eora Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on which the conference venue is located.

Our Conference App

We’re excited to announce the AHC 2018 App is now live for viewing.

The AHC 2018 App is a convenient way to review everything you need to know about the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference.

We encourage you to enhance your conference experience by using the app to learn more about confirmed speakers, to create and view your personalised program schedule and much more!  You can also view our partners and exhibitors, interactive maps and important information regarding the conference.

The AHC 2018 app is free to use and available to everyone. Get started by downloading the app to your iPhone, iPad, Android devices and PC today.

To access the app, search ‘Affordable Housing 2018’, set up your profile details, and peruse the app.  

Proudly sponsored by Wentworth Community Housing


Our International Speakers

The 2018 Affordable Housing Organising Committee are pleased to announce the following international speakers who bring their expertise and knowledge to share with attendees at AHC 2018. Our local and international speakers will bring to life the themes of this two-day conference in Sydney. Their keynote presentations will be complemented by concurrent sessions, panel discussions, plenary sessions and networking opportunities.

Click the Speakers tab to view all local and international invited speakers.

Caucus Workshops

Two Caucus workshops will be hosted on Tuesday 26 June prior to the 2018 Affordable Housing Conference .

Click here for more information on each of the Caucus workshops including how to register.  Registration is now open.  Numbers are limited.  Don’t miss out – book now!

Prices below are including GST.

Emerging Leaders Caucus

$ 261.80

Aboriginal Caucus

$ 110.00

Our Partners

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NSW Govt – P&E and F&CS
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