Community housing organisations had a chance to hear about innovations in community housing at the Australian Housing Industry (AHI) Housing Excellence Showcase held in May.
The luncheon was part of the series of special events showcasing some of the standout achievements from the 2017 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards.
James Wray from HousingFirst (formerly the Port Phillip Housing Assocation) spoke about two of his organisations award-winning programs: the Ashwood Cook Up, which took out the Tenant Led Initiative Award, and the Tenant Induction Program, which took out the Leading Asset Management Award.
The Cook Up saw 80 tenants of Ashwood Chadstone take part in cooking classes to tackle issues around food and loneliness.
Caroline Larcher, Women’s Property Initiative’s Development Manager spoke about the trials and tribulations of building a townhouse project in Coburg on a tricky site next to the train tracks, which won the Leading Housing Development Project Award.
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