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

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.

The NSW Federation of Housing Associations and Homelessness NSW are jointly convening the NSW 2018 Affordable Housing Conference 2017 – 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

NSW Federation of Housing AssociationsThe Federation is the peak industry body for community housing providers in NSW. The Federation 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, the Federation 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.

Registration now open!





Key dates

Early bird registration closes: Wednesday 14 March
2018 Affordable Housing Conference: Wednesday 27 – Thursday 28 June



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The NSW Federation of Housing Associations 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 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.  Please click below to read full speaker biographies.

Emily Cadik

Emily Cadik

Director, Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc (USA)
David Orr

David Orr

CEO of the National Housing Federation (UK)
Margaret Pfoh

Margaret Pfoh

CEO of Aboriginal Management Housing Association (BC Canada)

Our Partners

City West Housing
Dept Planning and Environment
Compass Housing
Mission Australia
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NAHC and Places For People
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Blooming HR