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Introduction to Community Housing for Local Government

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Date: 08.09.2022
Time: 10.30 – 12.00


via Zoom
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With the creation of Homes Victoria and the launch of the Big Housing Build there has been a significant increase in social housing projects being delivered across Victoria. This, along with changes to the planning provisions governing social housing projects, mean that many local government officers and Councillors now need to understand community housing and, more importantly, explain it to their local constituents.

The course will cover:

  • What is community housing and social housing more generally
  • How community housing works – its operating model and the various systems that govern and regulate it
  • Who gets housed in community housing
  • How local councils can partner with community housing organisations
  • Growth in the community housing sector – the Big Housing Build, project examples and other opportunities
  • Talking to local residents about community housing
  • Resources for councils – how CHIA Vic can help


It would be suitable for:


  • Local government officers and Councillors seeking to understand community housing
Jess Pomeroy

Jess has worked in housing policy and research for over 10 years, with stints at RMIT, AHURI and now CHIA Vic. Her work at CHIA Vic involves translating and contributing to policy development across the wide range of issues facing the community housing sector; imagining and then managing projects; and actively engaging with members and other key stakeholders.