HousingFirst is proud to announce that we have won the Leading Housing Development Project at the Australasian Housing Institute’s (AHI) Awards for Victoria.
The AHI Awards honour inspirational staff and successful programs that make a difference in their community. This year, a record number of nominations were received, outlining successful projects and inspiring stories from community housing providers and housing authorities.
HousingFirst’s Ashwood Chadstone Gateway Project (ACGP) was honoured for its successful people and place management approach. Following completion of the ACGP, 5-years worth of annual surveys (2013-2017) were conducted with tenants and the local community. These surveys provide evidence-based approach about the changing levels of social connection and the outcomes of local community building initiatives.
Key findings show levels of social connection between tenants increased over the 5 years, as did levels of social connection between our tenants and residents in nearby streets.
We are thrilled by the award, and as the Victorian winner, we are now entered into the Australasian Awards. Winners to be announced at the National Housing Conference in August, in Darwin.