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Women's Housing Company Submission to NSW Government on Social Housing (added 11/03/2015)
In Februay the Women's Housing Company made a submission to the NSW Government on their paper Social Housing: a discussion paper for input and comment. We emphasised the need to support vulnerable people and tackle disadvantage, the lack of affordable housing in the greater Sydney area and the marginalisation of single women in the housing market. We highlighted some approaches to social housing that could benefit single women and stressed that tackling the issues can't be done in isolation - it needs a co-ordinated government response. Read the submission here..
Women's Housing Company appoints new CEO (added 01/10/2014)
It is with great pleasure to announce that Deborah Georgiou will lead Women's Housing Company as our new CEO. Deborah has extensive experience in the community housing sector and for the past six years has been the Director Policy, Planning & Reform - Community & Private Market Housing in the Department of Family and Community Services. "I feel confident that we have found in Deborah a new CEO who is capable of leading Women's Housing Company through a period of great change in our operating environment to realise the many opportunities before us" said Alice Spizzo, Chair of Women's Housing Company. Read the full announcement here..
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Bobbie Townsend interviews WHC longest housed tenant & supports "FAIRbruary 2014" (added 21/03/2014)
Bobbie Townsend, CEO of Women's Housing Company, recently interviewed Susi, our longest housed tenant.
NCOSS contacted Women's Housing Company seeking consent to include the interview with Susi in their FAIRbruary 2014 "Lets share the benefits and make NSW fairer" campaign, as a case study to highlight the wider benefits of investing in the supply of more social and affordable housing. Susi was more than happy to share her story and assist in promoting the work of Women's Housing Company. Read Bobbie's interview with Susi in the NCOSS FAIRBRUARY 2014 bulletin by clicking the link below:
Women's Housing Company - submission to Senate Inquiry into Affordable Housing (updated 11/03/2015 added 21/03/2014)
The Senate granted an extension to the committee to report its finding by 14 April 2015.
As part of our commitment to the promotion of women and housing issues, Women's Housing Company has prepared a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics, Inquiry into Affordable Housing. The Senate referred an inquiry into affordable housing to the Senate Economics References Committee on 12 December 2013. The findings of the Inquiry will be reported 26 June 2014.
Read Women's Housing Company's submission to the Senate Inquiry into Affordable Housing here: