The South Australian community housing industry celebrated the dedicated and passionate work of the state’s community housing providers at the 2023 CHIA SA Excellence Awards recently.
Among the 11 South Australian Community Housing Providers (CHPs) recognised at the event were category award winners Unity Housing, UnitingSA, Junction Australia and Westside Housing.
It’s the first time the SA industry body, CHIA SA, has held the Awards, which recognise the achievements of the state’s more than 20 CHPs, since the start of COVID-19.
CHIA SA Chief Executive Officer Luke Westenberg said the Award winners and the finalists were to be congratulated for demonstrating excellence, innovation and inspiration in service, project development and leadership.
“The nominations are a testament to the hard work being done across the South Australian community housing sector to better support tenants in a time of great need for many in our communities,” said Mr Westenberg.
The Awards were announced as part of a Gala Dinner held at the Adelaide Pavilion, in Adelaide, on September 29, 2023.
The 2023 CHIA SA Excellence Award recipients are:
Excellence in Community Housing
Winner: Unity Housing, UnitingSA, and Westside Housing for the ‘Pennington Project’
Runners-up: UnitingSA and Access2Place
Inspirational Team Member
Winner: Tiana Hume, from Junction Australia
Runners-up: Lee-Ann Chaplin, from Believe Housing Australia and Michael DeBoo, from Housing Choices SA
Leading Community Engagement Practice
Winner: Westside Housing
Runners-up: Housing Choices SA and Believe Housing Australia
Winner: James Clough, from Junction Australia
Runner-up: Stacey Northover, from Believe Housing Australia