The 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards program is well underway with all finalists now announced! This year the Institute received 158 entries from across Australia and New Zealand. There were an amazing collection of nominations, outlining successful projects and inspiring stories from housing authorities, small and large community housing providers, from tenants and dedicated teams. It’s now time for us to present the overarching Australasian Awards!

The Australasian winners for the 2019 Professional Excellence in Housing Awards will be announced at the Australasian Awards Gala Dinner during the  National Housing Conference 2019 on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 in Darwin.
 

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We thank our dedicated Judges for their time, effort and dedication. 

The 2019 AHI Awards brochure is now available! Download now and read inspiring stories and case studies of the individuals and organisations who worked tirelessly to deliver exemplary housing and tenant engagement projects all over Australia and New Zealand. 

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2019 WA Winners

Inspirational Team Member Award: Joint Winners - Paul Harris, Access Housing Australia Ltd AND Julia MacDonald, Foundation Housing Ltd
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: ‘How to Manage on a Low-Income’ Financial Workshops, Access Housing Australia Ltd and the Financial Counselling Network
Leading Housing Development Project Award: St Emilie's Refurbishment Project, Community Housing Ltd, WA State Government’s Department of Communities, The Esther Foundation
Highly Commended: South West Ageing in Place Housing Pilot Project, Access Housing Australia Ltd
Tenant Led Initiative Award: : Vinnies WA Consumer Committee
Excellence in Social Housing Award: 50 Lives 50 Homes - Ruah Community Services (project lead), Access Housing, 360 Health and Community, 55 Central, Anglicare WA, Centrcare, Centrelink DHS, Community Housing Ltd, Department of Communities, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Foundation Housing, Homeless Healthcare, Mental Health Clinical Outreach Team, Mission Australia, Noongar Mia Mia, Nyoongar Mia Mia, Perth Inner City Youth Services, Rise Network, Royal Perth Hospital, Sisters of St John of God, Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service, St Bartholomew's House, St Patricks Community Support Centre, St Vincent de Paul Society WA, Tenancy WA, The Salvation Army, UnitingCare West, Victoria Park Youth Accommodation , WA Police, WA Primary Health Alliance and Youthlink

Photographs from the reception are available here.

2019 QLD Winners

Inspirational Team Member Award: Kathleen Burgen, Common Ground Queensland
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: DigiAsk: Mobile technological and digital inclusion to support individuals and communities, Churches of Christ Housing Services; Highly Commended: Kids Bring Pride and Colour to the Street, Access Community Housing
Leading Housing Development Project Award: Kurrajong Townhouses, Churches of Christ Housing Services. Highly Commended: Glenalva Terrace, BHC - Creating Liveable Communities
Leading Innovation Award: Better Together - A Shared Housing Community, Coast2BayHousing Group
Tenant Led Initiative Award: Bribie Island Social Club, Churches of Christ Housing Services
Excellence in Social Housing Award: Yumba Meta Ltd Continuum Model, Yumba-Meta Ltd
Outstanding Achievement Award: Jamie Muchall, Horizon Housing

Photographs from the reception are available here.

2019 VIC Winners

Inspirational Team Member Award: Sherrill Southon, Community Housing Ltd
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: Unison Housing Kensington Community Food Forest, Unison
Leading Housing Development Project Award: Ashwood Chadstone Gateway Project, HousingFirst
Leading Innovation Award: Moving On, Haven: Home, Safe
Tenant Led Initiative Award: Art and Meditation Sessions, Servants Community Housing 
Excellence in Social Housing Award: More than a Landlord program, Aboriginal Housing Victoria
Outstanding Achievement Award:Peta Winzar, Community Housing Industry Association; Highly Commended: Jeanette Large, Women's Property Initiatives

Photographs from the reception are available here.

2019 SA Winners

Winners of the 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in Western Australia were announced on Thursday, 30 May 2019.

Inspirational Team Member Award: Vicki Tsimouris, AnglicareSA Housing Ltd
Leading Asset Management: Our Man in the Van, Access2Place Housing
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: Cockshell Street Sweat Equity Project, Habitat for Humanity SA
Leading Housing Development Project Award: Joint Winners - Minda Master Plan Stages 2 and 3, Minda Incorporated; U City development, Uniting Communities
Leading Innovation: Stretchy Tech, inhousing
Outstanding Achievement: Ben Moore, AnglicareSA Housing Ltd
Tenant Led Initiative Award: : Food Security Initiative, Housing Choices SA
Excellence in Social Housing Award: Place by Place, Westside Housing

Photos from the event are available here

2019 NZ Winners

Winners of the 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in New Zealand were announced on Thursday, 6 June 2019.

Inspirational Team Member Award: Shanaz Rustomjee, Housing New Zealand Corporation; Highly Commended: Marion Humphrey, Housing New Zealand Corporation
Leading Asset Management Award: Tauranga Portfolio Asset Management in a Changing Political Environtment, Accessible Properties
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: Sorted Kainga Ora: Financial Capability programme for whanau Maori; Te Puni Kokiri
Leading Housing Development Project Award: Turehu Road, CORT Community Housing
Leading Innovation: Putting our customers first - innovation through improving our processes, Housing New Zealand Corporation
Outstanding Achievement: Steve Russell, Housing New Zealand Corporation
Tenant Led Initiative Award: HNZ tenants influence healthy social interactions, Housing New Zealand Corporation
Excellence in Social Housing Award: Joint Winners - Kokohinau Marae Papakainga, Pahipoto Maori Committee - Kokohinau Papakainga Trust; Tamaki Housing Association Engagement Model, Tamaki Housing. 

Photos from the event are available here

2019 NSW & ACT Winners

Winners of the 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory were announced on Thursday, 4 July 2019.

ACT

Inspirational Team Member Award
: John Ter Horst, CHC 
Tenant Led Initiative Award: Facebook Group and Mutual Exchange Swap Group, Housing ACT
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: Tenant Relocation Project, Housing ACT
 

NSW


Inspirational Team Member Award: Charlie Souma, Evolve Housing
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: Let's Talk Waterloo, NSW Land and Housing Corporation
Leading Housing Development Project Award: Harts Landing, Evolve Housing
Leading Innovation Award: Gosford Tiny Homes Pilot, Pacific Link Housing
Tenant Led Initiative Award: SGCH Local Tenants Group and Annual Tenant Conference; Highly Commended: Rance Road Street Library, Evolve Housing (NSW)
Leading Asset Management Award: Strategic Asset Management Plan, Bridge Housing
Excellence in Social Housing Award: Personal Support Plans, Evolve Housing
Outstanding Achievement Award: Rebecca Pinkstone, Bridge Housing

Photos from the event are available here.

2019 NT Winners

Winners of the 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in the Northern Territory have been announced.

Inspirational Team Member Award: Kylie Preece, Central Australian Affordable Housing Company
Leading Innovation Award: The CAAHC and SGCH Exchange Partnership, Central Australian Affordable Housing Company

2019 TAS Winners

Winners of the 2019 AHI Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in Tasmania were announced on Thursday, 18 July 2019.

Inspirational Team Member Award: Rebekka Gale, Trinity Hill - Anglicare Tasmania Inc
Leading Community Engagement Practice Award: GROW: Strengthening Community and Promoting Inclusion in Community Life, Mission Australia Housing
Leading Innovation: Common Ground Cup, Salvation Army Housing
Tenant Led Initiative Award: Welcome Dinner - Galia Bastoni, Trinity Hill - Anglicare Tasmania Inc. Highly Commended: Pioneer Parade Garden, Community Housing Limited (CHL)
Excellence in Social Housing Award: Trinity Hill - Anglicare Tasmania Inc. Highly Commended: Eveline House - Anglicare Tasmania Inc

Photos from the event are available here.