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4th World Homeshare Congress

More than 100 delegates from Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK, USA and Australia gathered in Melbourne between 5-6 November 2015 to examine the role ‘homeshare’ programs can play in tackling some of the intergenerational challenges of ageing populations, housing affordability and social and disability services.

The theme of the World Congress was ‘Homeshare ticks the boxes’.

The two-day Congress featured policy makers, leading demographers, social commentators and Homeshare practitioners and participants. As part of his official opening address the Hon. Martin Foley MP, Victorian Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing announced that Victoria would trial the Homeshare model in public housing in 2016.

HANZA Committee member Alexis Hughes has prepared this Evaluation Report. You can also read our 4th World Homeshare Congress Review.

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The Congress in the Media

We were delighted to secure a number of prominent media opportunities for the World Congress:

Homeshare: companionship in return for a roof, The Age

Benefits of Homeshare, ABC Canberra

Homesharing links up people with a disability to people looking for a room, The Canberra Times

Congress Previews

Prior to the 4th World Homeshare Congress, HANZA distributed to its members and supporters Congress Previews updating them with information on event preparations and how to contribute.

Homeshare World Congress Final Preview

Homeshare Congress Preview