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Community housing conference aims to provide innovative solutions

2015-03-26

International and national leaders in the community housing sector are meeting in Glenelg today to discuss the future direction of the sector.

The PowerHousing Exchange brings more than 200 delegates together to share their ideas on the future delivery of community housing for people on fixed and low incomes.

Social Housing Minister Zoe Bettison said the conference will focus on the challenges of providing homes for people, including youth, who find it difficult to source and maintain affordable housing.

"PowerHousing Australia is a national network of leading community housing providers that combine business acumen and social imperatives in order to strengthen lives and communities through the provision of affordable housing," Ms Bettison said.

"The State Government really welcomes this event because we need to look at what policies and partnerships will produce the best housing outcomes for single parents, young people and others who often struggle to maintain safe and affordable long-term housing.

"Providing new and innovative solutions to the complex issue of affordable housing is also a key priority of the South Australian Government."

Ms Bettison said housing affordability is a national priority that demands leadership and innovation.

"Everyone needs safe, secure and affordable housing so they can fully participate in society," she said.

Scott Langford, Chair of PowerHousing Australia, said the best results are achieved when governments, community and private sectors work collaboratively.

"The best solutions should draw on the best innovations from governments, community housing providers and the private sector," he said.

"It is therefore imperative that all stakeholders partner effectively to deliver housing that meets the communities' needs and today's conference is an important step in that direction."

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