Australasian Housing Institute

Heather Holst

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Dr Heather Holst

Heather Holst is Deputy CEO of Launch Housing and has worked in the housing sector since 1989. Launch Housing is the merge of HomeGround and Hanover that took effect in July 2015 up to which point Heather was CEO at HomeGround.

Heather has a History Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne. She has published scholarly articles and a book, Making a Home: A History of Castlemaine. She lectured in history for several years, including in the Clemente program for people who have been homeless.

Heather’s housing experience spans homelessness service delivery, tenant advice, policy, program development, research and service coordination in both the non-profit sector and government since 1989. Heather has contributed to key Victorian housing and homelessness innovations, including as co-author of Opening Doors and designer of HomeGround Real Estate.