A lack of understanding of the community housing industry and what it can offer can be a barrier to enabling strong and respectful relationships with key stakeholders and the public. CHIA Vic has been working on initiatives to promote the benefits of community housing, and a greater understanding of the sector and how the broader housing industry can engage with it.
Social Outcomes project
The first stage of the Social Outcomes project has transformed the community housing sector’s ability to measure and deliver positive outcomes for its tenants by creating a framework that quantifies secure housing’s impact on key domains.
With funding support from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the project has created a framework to better understand and respond to the experiences of their tenants, and to inform funders, decision makers and the wider community about the role of community housing in the lives of tenants and strengthening our communities.