Last financial year was full of achievement for the Aboriginal Housing Office

 

The AHO has again partnered with Corrective Services Industries to deliver two three-bedroom homes in Narrabri, each with two bathrooms, carport, large backyards, solar and air conditioning. The homes were handed over to Wahgunyah Aboriginal Housing Corporation and were tenanted to Aboriginal families.

 

New AHO Board members and Chair appointed

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The AHO welcomes the appointment of two (2) new Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) Board members, Kim Whiteley and Yvonne Weldon AM who will join the existing Board members whose terms have been renewed.  

The AHO also welcomes the appointment of existing AHO Board member, Damien Barnes, as Chair of the AHO Board.

The AHO is governed by a Board of Aboriginal members who provide advice to the Minister for Housing and Homelessness, The Hon. Rose Jackson MLC, on Aboriginal housing issues in NSW.

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Annual Report 2022 - 2023

The Annual Report details the Aboriginal Housing Office's (AHO) progress against its Strategic Plan, Business Plan and Asset Management Plan

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The AHO held their Board meeting on Worimi Country

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The AHO held their Board meeting on Worimi Country at Murrook Cultural Centre in October. An action packed agenda saw us keep culture at the centre, meeting with Regional Aboriginal Community Housing Committees and AHO staff for reporting and engagement to inform our work.

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Famey Williams appointed Chief Executive

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The Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) is delighted to announce the appointment of Famey Williams, a proud Githabul woman (Mother’s country); with connections to Gomeroi country (Father’s country), to the role of Chief Executive.

Famey has more than 18 years’ experience working with Aboriginal communities across NSW in senior government and non-for-profit organisations.  Her roles at the AHO include Acting Chief Executive and Deputy Secretary, Director of Housing and Client Services and numerous other roles.

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Last week the AHO handed over this property in Whalan to Birribee Housing. This video showcases some of the excellent features of this unique home, which will be tenanted to an Aboriginal Family. Luke from Birribee Housing talks about what it was like to work with the AHO.

Check out the Community Kitchen Garden that was delivered and led by Ngalawi Housing Co-operative in Petersham and supported by the AHO.

Community Kitchen Garden

In May the Sector Visioning Workshop was held on Wiradjuri Country, Dubbo. With NSW Aboriginal Community Housing Providers and state leads- AHO, ACHIA and NSWALC to progress the united housing goals and priorities for growing the Sector. See the video below for an insight into the workshop. #NSWAHO #StrongFamilyStrongCommunities #Growingthesectortogether #GrowthProviders

AHO Design Guidelines

The AHO Design Guidelines have been developed to benchmark design excellence, sustainability and whole of life requirements in new low and medium density housing projects being delivered by AHO throughout NSW, including remote, regional and inner city locations.

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