Australasian Housing Institute - Supporting Housing Professionals

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Welcome Australasian Housing Institute

The Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) is the professional association of people working and  volunteering in the multi-disciplinary social housing industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Who We Are

The AHI exists to unite and support a vibrant and self confident social housing profession across New Zealand and Australia. As a social housing professional in Australasia you are one of approximately 11,000 people working in paid and voluntary positions in public, community, Indigenous and supported housing services and in tenancy advice.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to support people in achieving excellence in their work, and the best possible outcomes for their clients, local communities and their organisations. We do this through a range of services designed to promote and develop a skilled and professional sector.

What we do

The AHI offers members the opportunity to:
• Be recognised as a social housing professional – membership, awards, development of practice standards/accreditation, observance of our code of practice
• Make connections with your colleagues – events, publications, networks, branches, consultants and links
• Engage in social housing specific professional development – events, publications, networks, branches, qualifications Influence social housing policy and practice – comment, contribution, attendance

Quick Links

  • Log in

    View your membership details and membership subscription renewal options

  • Join Us

    Join now and be connected to the broader social housing community locally, throughout Australasia and internationally!

  • Register for the event

    Check our calendar of professional development and networking events

  • Newsletter Sign Up

    If you'd like to be notified of the AHI's upcoming events, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Our Services

 

  • Individual and Corporate Membership

    AHI members will benefit from the opportunities for continuing education and development, from the Professional Development programs available to you and from sharing ideas and knowledge with fellow professionals. Your commitment to the AHI also shows your support of the housing profession, adding to its strength, which benefits us all.

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  • Professional Development and Networking

    The objective of the AHI Professional Development activities is to enhance the current and future performance and capability of the social housing industry through the continued growth and development of the industry’s most valuable resource, its people. AHI carries out this objective by providing social housing professionals access to a diverse range of quality professional development and networking opportunities.

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  • Access to Industry Information

    The Institute releases a number of publications each year, including our AHI quarterly premier journal on social housing matters in Australia and New Zealand HousingWORKS and monthly electronic newsletter HousingPeople.

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  • Professional Excellence in Housing Awards

    The Australasian Housing Institute Awards provide an opportunity to showcase social housing success stories. The Awards formally recognise and reward excellence in professional practice, from the grass roots to the most senior levels. They promote to our colleagues and the community at large the difference that social housing professionals make to people’s lives.

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Upcoming Events

  • 28 October 2014, Darwin
    Register on-line

    Networking Breakfast

    with Minister Matt Conlan

  • 29 October, Brisbane
    Register on-line

    Asset Management

    Professional Practice Seminar

  • 18 November 2014
    Register on-line

    Indigenous Housing

    Professional Practice Seminar

  • 27 November 2014, Sydney
    Register on-line

    AHI Annual General Meeting

    2014

A Word From Our Members

The AHI is a well governed industry body that uniquely spans public, community housing and associated partners and is dedicated to improved professionalism of housing provider staff. Compass is proud to be a corporate member and has much benefited from our ongoing association since 2007.

Greg Budworth, CEO, Compass Housing

At Housing SA we really value the leadership which the AHI brings to our industry. Housing is in a period of quite remarkable transformation and we need strong industry bodies like the AHI to build our skills and knowledge and provide a forum for cross sector and cross border collaboration.

Philip Fagan-Schmidt, Executive Director, Housing SA

I am a founding member of the AHI. I was the inaugural editor of HousingWorks and I have also served a term on the Institute’s Board.  I am well aware of the difference that the AHI has made to our industry, especially by fostering professional development, building a national network of housing workers and providing high quality information on topical issues. The AHI has helped to give the work we do professional standing and it has assisted in promoting the value of our diverse endeavours on behalf of our housing clients. I am proud to have been associated with the AHI since its foundation.

Dr Vivienne Milligan, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW

Since joining the AHI in 2001 as one of the founding members, I have watched with pride its growth, not only in membership but in the suite of services it offers. The AHI remains an important avenue for those involved in social housing to share knowledge and ideas. The role it plays in ensuring members are kept up to date with developments in social housing policy and practice can not be underestimated. The evolution of the AHI from its early days of "public/government" housing focus to the wider focus of including non government housing - social and affordable housing - shows that the AHI continues to understand the changing needs in the community

Mike Allen PSM, Chief Executive, Housing NSW

AHI membership has provided a solid resource to develop professionally. The challenge of drafting articles for HousingWorks is a great opportunity, and I have found the quality of the trainings to be exceptionally high. I strongly recommend becoming a member to enhance your professional practice in housing.

Scott Figenshow, Director, Community Housing Aotearoa

Since joining the AHI in 2009 I’ve really benefitted from great networking events, and cutting-edge professional development courses. I strongly recommend joining AHI, and ideally participating fully by joining a Branch Committee. They’re a great crowd!

Dr Tony Gilmour, CEO, Housing Action Network


AHI Corporate Members and Supporters