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Minute with Magnus

Elections loom and Churches Housing, as an active member of the Sydney Alliance, has a key role in organising our Housing and Energy Assembly at the Sydney Town Hall next week on Thursday 14 March from 6.30pm. With likely more than 2,000 people in attendance, a rousing choir performance and commitments to attend from major […]

SEPP70 win

Vinnies and Sydney Alliance win on SEPP70

In a major win for Vinnies and the Sydney Alliance, the NSW Government has cut red tape by listing all local government areas in SEPP 70 Affordable Housing. This amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 – Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) (SEPP 70), means that: Councils no longer need to seek approval from […]

SAHF2

And the SAHF2 winners are …

Once again, faith-based CHPs are at the forefront of creating more community and affordable housing. In the latest Social and Affordable Housing Fund round (SAHF2), two of our members accounted for 850 of the 1330 housing units to be built. Our congratulations to Anglicare Sydney and Uniting. This follows on from the success of BaptistCare, […]

Patricia Morgan and Andre Van Eymeren

Go beyond sustainability – residents should flourish

Sustainability does not go far enough as a housing goal says Andre Van Eymeren, Managing Director, Centre for Building Better Community, and we should instead be asking how people can flourish in good housing. Speaking at Churches Housing’s networking breakfast in early March, Van Eymeren outlined the framework for flourishing: Residents’ basic needs are met […]

Garry and Stina Kerans

Sun rises on investor-financed tenure

Garry and Stina Kerans (pictured) have developed a new model of homeownership by bringing together buyers with as little as $10,000 and investors who have a self-managed super fund (SMSF). The Kerans’ first development in Young Street, Queanbeyan, is underway, with expressions of interest invited for the next two phases of Sun Villages WISE Housing […]