OUR SERVICES

 
  Affordable housing by BHC (Brisbane Housing Company)

Affordable housing by BHC (Brisbane Housing Company)

Housing Action Network associates provide the following services to organisations in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors:

  • Consultancy: providing advice, writing reports, undertaking research and facilitating events. Costs based on an hourly charge, usually with a specified upper limit for agreed deliverables

  • Contracting: working for an organisation for a fixed period of time on a variety of projects, or providing general management skills. Costs based on a daily rate

  • Services: helping organisations procure goods or services. Costs based on an hourly rate or a percentage of contract value, as agreed in advance

 

Network CONSULTANCY SERVICES


Strengthening organisational capacity

  • Business structure, staffing and office locations

  • Strategic planning

  • Cultural change and performance improvement

  • Governance structures and board coaching

  • Risk management

  • Set-ups and restructuring

  • Joint ventures, SPVs, alliances and mergers

  • Business plan writing

  The Network has advised South Australia's largest community housing provider on organisational design

The Network has advised South Australia's largest community housing provider on organisational design


  The Network has been helping Redfern based Bridge Housing successfully win tenders since 2010

The Network has been helping Redfern based Bridge Housing successfully win tenders since 2010

Tender submissions

  • Expressions of interest and requests for proposals

  • Stock transfers

  • Bids for public grants and funding

  • Development projects, such as Communities Plus in NSW and Renewing our Streets and Suburbs in South Australia

  • Funding projects such as the NSW Social and Affordable Housing Fund, and in the past NRAS applications

  • Unsolicited bids to Government

 


 The Network has worked closely with the pioneering Housing Alliance between 3 regional housing providers

The Network has worked closely with the pioneering Housing Alliance between 3 regional housing providers

Facilitating successful partnerships

  • Assistance finding development or service delivery partners
  • Structuring joint ventures and running tenders

  • Consortia for stock transfer and management outsourcing

  • Running complex stakeholder workshops

  • Community and stakeholder consultation


 Network associates have undertaken housing market analyses in Victoria, NSW and South Australia

Network associates have undertaken housing market analyses in Victoria, NSW and South Australia

Housing policy and evaluation

  • Policy writing based on carefully considered research
  • Designing service delivery and funding models

  • Evaluating the success of housing programs

  • Housing market analysis

  • High quality homelessness services

  • New models of disability service provision


 The Network has worked on a variety of social and affordable housing development projects

The Network has worked on a variety of social and affordable housing development projects

Delivering social and affordable housing

  • Feasibility studies and strategic options reviews
  • Development advice

  • Planning advice

  • Maximising funding through public and private finance

  • Implementation strategies and project management

  • Public private partnerships

  • Risk/reward haring agreements between developers and not-for-profit organisations

 

Network recommended businesses

Several organisations have proven skills in assisting Network clients:

Network associate Mark Williams is Managing Director of Global Skilled Solutions. The business has an excellent track record in filling middle and senior management roles in the social housing sector across Australia. This includes the ability to source talent from overseas

Emilio Ferrer, a Network associate, is Director of Sphere Company. Sphere has expertise in finance, policy, analysis and business planning and extensive experience in health, ageing, housing, disability, and property economics. They work with organisations often affected by new approaches to service delivery, financial constraints, policy reform, and changing community expectations

 

Network Associate Libby Darlison is founder and director of the Miller Group. The organisation is a ‘boutique’ social policy, management and research consultancy that for over 20 years has worked across the human services - primarily with the non-government/not-for-profit sector, and with social enterprises, governments, and with small and large community groups

Housing Information Solutions (HousingIS) is a vendor independent consultancy offering specialist advice and guidance in information systems for social housing organisations. Network associate Roger Jameson and colleagues provide a comprehensive range of services, delivered with a customer-focused approach and commitment to quality assurance