HousingWORKS is the premier journal on social housing matters in Australia and New Zealand. It provides relevant and topical information to those working in the social housing sector - in the government, community and academic sectors. HousingWORKS is published four times a year, and provides topical, relevant and interesting articles on issues and events of direct interest to those working in, or have an interest in the social housing sector. 

Online version of HousingWORKS is available to all Members of the Institute. Professional and Senior Professional Members have an option of subscribing to the print version of the journal. Journal subscription is also available to non-members of the AHI.


Through HousingWORKS we aim to:

  • communicate issues and developments in social housing 
  • highlight practice and professional development issues and promote understanding and discussion of these issues 
  • assist readers and AHI members to improve their knowledge of key issues in social housing research, policy and practice 
  • reflect on experiences and practice in social housing 
  • provide a range of viewpoints on key issues in social housing. From the perspectives of professionals in public, community sectors and academics
  • highlight the diversity of people and skills working across social housing
  • promote an informed view of the social housing profession and the services provided
  • contribute to a wider knowledge of policy and practice developments in social housing across Australia and New Zealand. 

Call for Contributions

Contribute to the February 2020 Open Edition of HousingWORKS

We are currently seeking contributions from Members and AHI supporters for the February 2020 edition of HousingWORKS.  This will be an OPEN publication with a diverse range of articles covering a wide range of topical and exciting issues in the housing sector, locally and internationally. We welcome any articles that are related to social housing matters, including articles which focus on practice issues, opinion and comment, policy and research. We aim to include contributions from New Zealand, around Australia and overseas.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, 7 February 2020.
The deadline for article submissions is Friday, 14th February 2020 COB.

Contribute to HousingWORKS regular columns

Too busy to write a full article? We understand, but you can still make a valuable contribution to HousingWORKS by writing a piece for one of the following sections:

  • Vox Pop Section. This edition we’re asking the question: "What does the new decade look like for housing in Australia and New Zealand?" Please send a short (150-200 words) opinion piece to admin@housinginstitute.org  for the chance to be featured in our leading journal.
  • Dear HousingWORKS: Readers’ Point of View. Thoughts on previous editions of the journal? Send the editor your feedback by completing the ongoing HousingWORKS review survey – take the survey here. Your comments may be shared in the next edition of the journal under the Dear HousingWORKS: Readers’ Point of View section.
  • Social Housing Update. This column offers social housing providers and relevant businesses the platform to share brief (up to 250 words) company news updates and announcements.

How to submit

Free submissions. Company updates featuring newsworthy items for the social housing sector will be published for free. While we can’t guarantee publication, we do our best to include items of genuine interest for our readership. Free company announcements can include: innovative projects, big social initiatives, large scale stock transfers, new providers launched or new tenders awarded. To demonstrate industry newsworthiness, we advise you to include a broader context to the announcement.

Advertorial submissions. If you would like to submit an announcement about upcoming events, staff appointments, office relocations or new services for social housing providers, please consider a low-cost ‘advertorial’ space. These submissions cost $300. Advertorial space includes your company logo and contact details. Advertorial submissions are FREE for AHI Corporate Supporters and Members.

How to submit. Please send your submisison by email for consideration by the AHI editorial team. Submissions should not exceed 250 words and should be submitted within general publication deadlines. We reserve the right to edit, revise and condense free contributions and to determine the placement and title of the announcement as per the general HousingWORKS Contributors' Guide.

Submissions: All contributions should be submitted as Word Doc attachments in an email addressed to: admin@housinginstitute.org .

Questions: If you have any questions about contributing to this edition please refer to our detailed Contributors' Guide.

Contact: Mark Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Housing Institute (mark.henderson@housinginstitute.org, 02 6494 7566, 0427 952 690).

2020 Editions

If you wish to contribute to the upcoming editions of  HousingWORKS this year, kindly take note of the following themes and deadlines:


Expressions of interest deadline: Friday 7th February
Editorial submission deadline: Friday 14th February

JUNE EDITION (West Australian Theme)

Expressions of interest deadline: Friday 1st May
Editorial submission deadline: Friday 15th May

SEPTEMBER EDITION (Parity/HousingWORKS edition – Supporting and Sustaining Tenancies in Commuity Housing)

Expressions of interest deadline: Friday 31st July
Editorial submission deadline: Friday 14th August


Expressions of interest deadline: Friday 30th October
Editorial submission deadline: Friday 13th November

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Review a previous HousingWORKS edition

This ongoing review survey is designed for AHI members and subscribers to provide feedback on HousingWORKS editions. You may choose to review each edition as they become available. 

Participate in the survey

AHI members may log 10 CPD points for each HousingWORKS review to assist in meeting the continuing professional development requirements for Certified Housing Professional accreditation.