The third annual The Urban Developer Awards in association with Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) recognises standout property industry performers from across Australasia.
The awards are a little different this time: delivered digitally, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with our extended virtual celebration, Winners’ Month.
For the remainder of the year, one winner a day will be revealed from 20 categories recognising achievement in two streams: Industry Excellence and Development of the Year.
You can check out the shortlisted projects here.
Today, The Urban Developer is proud to announce the winning entry in our third category, the Excellence in Industry Leadership award, presented by Development Finance Partners.
This award recognises initiatives that demonstrates industry leadership in the pursuit of workplace diversity, environmental responsibility, philanthropic contribution or public policy.
Homes for Homes
Homes for Homes
DPN Casa Capace
DPN Casa Capace
Hub Home Foster Care Project
Quintessential Equity and Lighthouse Foundation
AccessAccom Specialist Disability Accommodation Apartments
Glebe Affordable Housing Project
NSW Land and Housing Corporation
Build In Good (B.I.G.) Philosophy
Watch the video to listen to a Q&A with the winner.
Homes for Homes offers a new, sustainable source of funding for the social and affordable housing sector.
It is a simple promise that when a home sells, a tax-deductible donation of 0.1 per cent of the sale price will be made to Homes for Homes. The donations are pooled and granted to housing providers to create social and affordable housing for those in need.
The initiative operates across five states, strongly supported by partnerships across government, banking, legal and property industries.
Based on the "Housing First" model, widely regarded as the optimal strategy for solving homelessness, Homes for Homes provides a long-term solution to homelessness, and any property owner can be a part of it.
A $41 million pipeline for social and affordable housing has been created.
Over the next 30 years, Homes for Homes is on track to raise over $1 billion for social and affordable housing, and help solve homelessness in Australia
So far, 32 people have been housed across eight projects.
Developers work with Homes for Homes at no cost or risk, the partnership complements developers existing work and initiatives to better local communities. Currently 19 companies have registered projects with Homes for Homes.
“This is a long term solution, this is not a silver bullet, this does not fix the issue overnight. What we are looking at is a 30 year model, and over 30 years we believe can raise well over $1 billion dollars,” Homes for Homes chief executive Steven Persson said.
“What we do is capture the funds and through a grants process those funds go out to community housing associations around Australia. So when people invest in us, they are investing in all organisations.”
“If we all do this little bit, we can actually fix things.”