Housing: How it works in NSW

Shelter NSW is pleased to bring the newly revised housing training course to Coffs Harbour on 2 May 2018. Jon Eastgate of 99 Consulting will present the training, along with Shelter NSW staff including CEO Karen Walsh.

About the course

This is an introductory training course for workers who work in housing service delivery, policy or planning, or who come into contact with  any section of the NSW housing system. It explores the various tenures of housing including, social and affordable housing, private rental and home ownership, and explores how all elements of the housing system piece together. It also discusses the impacts and causes of homelessness and how services in NSW respond to this.

A housing system is about how societies organise the supply and consumption of housing – how it gets built, how it gets used, how it gets paid for, and how it gets managed. It’s also about how governments regulate housing markets and assist people who have problems getting decent housing they can afford.

The course will enable participants to understand key concepts used in housing policy debates and identify key policy challenges related to housing here in NSW. The course introduces the concept of market failure and the cases for state intervention. It explores the issue of housing affordability and introduces participants to the debates around approaches to government service delivery, sustainability and financing of social  housing and assistance to home owners and private renters.

Who should attend?

Community sector workers and advocates, non-profit housing accommodation and tenancy services, local government workers, local government, policy makers – and anyone else with an interest in housing. There are a maximum of 20 participants – places will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Time and costs

The course runs for approximately 5 hours (10am-3pm) and costs $160 to attend. Shelter members receive a discount – cost is $140). Lunch is provided, as are handouts of the presentation.


Prior to 23 April – Sarah Wilson –  sarah@shelternsw.org.au 0420 502 708
After 23 April – Yana Myronenko  admin@shelternsw.org.au   9267 5733  ext 13

Click here to book now.