Australasian Housing Institute

Jane Bender

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Jane BenderJane’s family originates from Wiradjuri country but have lived on Gomeroi land for over 100 years. She commenced her career in the Aboriginal Education and Employment sector in 1994 after her youngest child commenced school.

She has worked in the Aboriginal Housing sector for over 15 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation whom currently manages over 370 Aboriginal specific Housing properties across the Northern, Northern Tablelands and Northwest regions of NSW.

Over the fifteen years working in the sector she has gained extensive qualifications and knowledge around Aboriginal Social Housing and Community services. She works in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Office, Land Councils, NSWALC and other stakeholders towards the sustainability of the Aboriginal Housing Sector and the vision of strengthening communities and families and enabling self-sufficiency.