Welcome to the 9th Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 9th Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit taking place on 26-28 February 2024 in Naarm/Melbourne.
For the second year running, the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) is very pleased to put together a Summit designed to showcase the best ideas and solutions across social and affordable housing design, investment, place making, and tenancy/asset management.
The scale of Australia’s housing challenge is immense, and it is the lowest income households who are hardest hit. Analysis of the 2021 census by City Futures Research Centre, UNSW estimates that by 2041, almost one million Australian households will have unmet housing needs.*
Positively, the Commonwealth Government has pushed through a raft of initiatives in response to this challenge. These include the Housing Australia Future Fund, the National Housing Accord and the development of a ten-year National Housing and Homelessness Plan.
In February 2024, you will have the chance to hear about the latest ideas to tackle Australia’s seemingly intractable housing problems.
Specific topics we will tackle include how to incorporate affordable housing into market Build to Rent, designing excellent emergency accommodation for women experiencing DFV, models for institutional investment in social housing and making homes climate resilient.
There will also be invaluable opportunities for your staff to network and learn from the experiences of other housing, property, and finance organisations.
As with last year’s Summit, CHIA will also receive a donation from the event as part of the agreement with Aventedge. This donation will be used solely for its advocacy work in the sector.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Community Housing Industry Association
* Social and affordable housing: needs, costs and subsidy gaps by region | City Futures Research Centre (unsw.edu.au)
Summit Advisory Committee
City West Housing
Community Housing Council of South Australia
BTR for Affordable Housing
Alternative Housing Models: Places for People – Integrating Affordable Housing into Build to Rent
Placemaking and Investment Director
International keynote facilitator, Alex Notay, travels to Australia to help you unlock the secret
of how placemaking and BTR can help your organisation deliver affordable housing in the face of financial and bureaucratic hurdles.
Discover practical strategies, case studies, and industry insights to reshape housing models, finance new projects, and ultimately create a more inclusive and sustainable housing market.
Who Should Attend?
Unlock the potential of your organisation to enable institutional investment in your projects
Forge the partnerships that increase the availability of land, expedite regulatory processes and ultimately drive the construction of more social and affordable housing
Overcome the challenges of different locations from the inner city to rural areas through utilising mechanisms such as inclusionary zoning
Develop a deeper understanding of tenants to build connection, community and your capability to meet their needs
Navigate the latest reforms and policy changes to speed up the processes which will lead to more housing
Unearth the ways in which you can rethink and elevate your approaches to ESG
Hear international examples of housing approaches that can be replicated in Australia
Reshape negative attitudes towards social and affordable housing held by segments of the community
“This was my first time attending the Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit and the conference exceeded my expectations. All the guest speakers were brilliant and the chance to network with industry professionals was fantastic. The 2 days were a great investment.”
Manager of Housing and Real Estate, Newcastle Anglican
PULLMAN MELBOURNE ON THE PARK
192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Conference Room: Grand Ballroom
Parking: Secured and under covered onsite parking is available. Day use self-park rate of $55.00 per vehicle. Should guests prefer valet parking, hotel offers $69.00 per vehicle, per day. Rates are valid during business hours only and exclude overnight parking. Please note that all parking is strictly subject to availability at time of arrival in the Hotel car park and is not reserved