Australasian Housing Institute

Progressing Social Housing Reform

A professional practice seminar exploring policy and strategy to transform the social and affordable housing sector in New Zealand.

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In 2013 the AHI has launched a series of Professional Practice Seminars in Australia and New Zealand. Professional Practice Seminars are defined as single session or short, often one-day meeting devoted to presentations on and active discussion of a specialised topic, usually at an advanced or professional level. 

Progressing Social Housing Reform, the first seminar in this series was launched in Auckland, New Zealand on 6thMarch 2013.  This one-day seminar brought together over 30 social and community housing professionals representing 18 organisations to explore policy and strategy to transform the social and affordable housing sector in New Zealand. 

Key speakers and working group discussions explored several key topic areas:

  • Regulation and Accreditation
  • Partnerships for Social and Affordable Housing in NZ
  • Policies for Social Housing Reform
  • The Past, Present and Future

The Seminar was followed by the Networking Dinner with Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for Housing.

Seminar Silver Sponsor:



  • Hon. Annette King, Labour MP for Rongotai, Spokesperson for Housing and Local Government
  • Alison Cadman, member of CHA National Council and Director of Wellington Housing Trust
  • Iris Clanachan, Manager, Community Housing Aotearoa
  • Peter Jefferies, CEO of CORT
  • Alan Johnson, Co-convenor and Housing Spokesperson, The Salvation Army's Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit 
  • Anthony Hardy, Registrar of Housing Agencies at DTF Victoria
  • Philippa Howden-Chapman, Deputy Head of Department of Public Health; Professor; Programme Director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme; Principal Investigator for the Housing, Insulation and Health Study, the Housing, Heating and Health Study, the Tokelau Extended Housing Study and the Housing (Dis)ability Study
  • Roxane Shaw, Registrar of Community Housing NSW

Copies of Seminar presentations are now available on-line:

Alan Johnson - AHI Seminar Mar13 (pdf) 542k
Alison Cadman - AHI Seminar Mar13 (pdf) 415k
Iris Clanachan 1 - AHI Seminar Mar13 (pdf) 296k
Iris Clanachan 2 - AHI Seminar March13 (pdf) 303kb
Philippa Howden-Chapman - AHI Seminar Mar13 (pdf) 898k
Progressing Social Housing Reform - AHI Seminar Mar13 (pdf) 4.1mb
Roxane Shaw - AHI Seminar Mar13 (pdf) 561k