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Introduction to Community Housing for Government Workers

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Date: 02.03.2023
Time: 09.30 – 13.00


via Zoom
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With the creation of Homes Victoria and the launch of the Big Housing Build it has never been more important for government policy makers to understand community housing. This course will give participants an overview of the community housing sector, including:

  • Similarities and differences between public and community housing
  • The business model of community housing
  • How the sector is funded and regulated
  • The difference between affordable and social housing
  • How community housing organisations allocate housing using the VHR
  • How community housing organisations grow their portfolios (before and during the Big Housing Build)
  • CHIA Vic – who we are, what we do
  • How we work with government


Chia Staff — Steph

The course will be co-facilitated by Lisa May and Stephanie Ng

  • Lisa May, Leading Practice Project Coordinator, CHIA Vic – Lisa coordinates projects aimed at the improvement of community housing practice and facilitates training in the areas of VCAT and the Residential Tenancies Act.  Lisa has 20 years’ experience in the property industry, including front line and coordination roles in the community housing sector. Lisa has a great working knowledge of the community housing sector and the challenges that workers face every day, which ensures that the content of project policies, processes, tools, and training are relatable and relevant.
  • Stephanie Ng, Affordable Housing Business Development Officer, CHIA Vic – Stephanie works with our members, local councils and developers to uncover partnership opportunities to deliver more affordable housing, and build an understanding of the community housing sector. Stephanie has worked in the not-for-profit sector on projects in Tonga, Solomon Islands and Australia. Prior to this, she worked as an engineer in the private sector for six years.