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Grant for Territory NGOs to attend National Housing Conference

The NHC is an invaluable resource for not-for-profit housing practitioners

Last updated 10 April 2019

The Northern Territory’s Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development has announced a grant program to help eligible organisations attend the National Housing Conference in 2019.

This grant will enable attendance of up to 56 key stakeholders who provide housing and homelessness services in the Territory. NGO and not-for-profit workers from all over Australia make up more than 60% of the NHC’s audience each year.

'This support will allow NT practitioners from low-income organisations to participate. The NHC is the only national gathering of the social and affordable housing sector in Australasia and acts as an invaluable resource for anyone working in this space,' says AHURI’s Executive Director, Michael Fotheringham.

'We are thrilled to hold this year’s conference in Darwin for the first time and highlight the varied and unique perspectives of both housing providers and tenants.'

The grant will be facilitated through NT Shelter – a peak body for affordable housing and homelessness in the Northern Territory. 'This is a wonderful opportunity for representatives across the NGO sector to see some high-profile speakers close to home,' says NT Shelter CEO Peter McMillan.

This support will allow NT practitioners from low-income organisations to participate. The NHC is the only national gathering of the social and affordable housing sector in Australasia and acts as an invaluable resource for anyone working in this space.

The majors for the 2019 program have been announced, with topics ranging from homelessness, through to social and affordable housing, the housing market and Aboriginal housing.

Speakers include Walkley award winning journalist, author and professor of global studies at Griffith University Professor, Stan Grant, who will speak about Indigenous housing and the broader political and social challenges facing the housing sector.

The NHC will shed light on the Territory’s diverse and distinctive regions, highlighting needs and opportunities. A program of social and cultural events will also enrich a program a local speakers and provide a unique opportunity to take in the local culture and scenery.

The biennial National Housing Conference is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia. In 2019 the NHC will be held in Darwin for the first time in its history. Registrations are now live with super saver pricing. Review the program snapshot and register now via the NHC website.