News
Apr 03, 2014
Community Housing Federation of Australia (CHFA)
CHFA’s forum on Housing, Disability, and the NDIS was held in Canberra on 27 March 2014.  The forum was very well received, and was attended by over 200 people from the housing, disability, and government sectors.

News
Jul 31, 2014
Queensland
4Walls Ltd

Queensland community housing provider 4Walls Ltd have recently announced their merger with multi-jurisdictional provider Compass Housing Services Co. Ltd. According to a statement from 4Walls the merger agreement will see 4walls Ltd become a subsidiary of Compass Housing.


News
Jul 28, 2014
Charitable tax
Pro Bono Australia
Last month The Full Court of the Federal Court handed down a decision on the case of The Hunger Project Australia v Commissioner of Taxation, unanimously rejecting the Commissioner of Taxation’s interpretation of what constitutes direct relief for purposes of being a public benevolent institution (PBI).

News
Jul 24, 2014
children, Rental housing
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

AHURI's 'Evidence Review' is a series of short online articles, purposefully written in plain language, that link AHURI research findings to contemporary debates, media discussions and community concerns.


News
Jul 23, 2014
Disability, Livable housing
Livable Housing Australia (LHA)

Livable Housing Australia (LHA) have a new Self Assessment Tool available to the public, which can be used by consumers and those in the housing and construction industry to quickly and easily gain an idea of the livability of any dwelling. LHA have also launched a brand new website. 


News
Jul 23, 2014
CHCWA, WA
Community Housing Coalition of WA (CHCWA)

The Community Housing Coalition of WA (CHCWA), one of CHFA's National Members has yesterday announced that the organisation had been unsuccessful in it's application for continued funding from it's traditional funding body the WA Department of Housing under a new tendering process. The funding was awarded to Shelter WA. 


Event
Aug 28, 2014
AHURI
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) will be convening this event in Adelaide on Thursday 28 August 2014 using the latest AHURI and international research to explore the impact unemployment and underemployment has on the ability of people to pay rent or a mortgage.
 

News
Jul 11, 2014
Refugees
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI have released a final report on a project that examined the housing careers of humanitarian refugees, looking at their access to suitable long term housing, and whether specialist housing and other services are successful in facilitating settlement
 

News
Jul 10, 2014
ACNC, not-for-profit
Pro Bono Australia

The Federal Government have this month released an Options Paper on the proposed replacement of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. This follows their announcement last week of dates and locations for consultation with the sector on the proposed changes. 


News
Jul 08, 2014
South Australia, stock transfer
Local Government Association of SA
The University of Adelaide Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Development (CHURP) have recently completed a final report for a project that was funded by the Local Government Research and Development Scheme (LGRDS) in South Australia.

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