National Homelessness Conference 2018

Dr Heather Holst

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Launch Housing

Heather HolstHeather Holst is Acting Chief Executive Officer of Launch Housing. Launch Housing is an independent, Melbourne based NGO working to end homelessness.
Heather has a doctorate in History from the University of Melbourne, and has published and lectured. She currently chairs the advisory committee for the Deakin Masters in Politics and Policy course as well as being a board member of the Community Housing Federation of Victoria and the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.
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.