Project Partners

Healthabitat has developed links with a range of partners that have helped develop and expand the goals of improving the living environment.
Project Partners


There are very generous and supportive people who contribute to the work of Healthabitat, in many and varied ways. They give money and in-kind resources that enable the work to continue. Healthabitat wishes to acknowledge all those who have contributed.

Professional Partners Healthabitat has strong bonds with many great organisations

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Community Housing Central Australia

CHCA is the new way forward for Indigenous Community Housing in Central Australia. It is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the provision of a wide range of accommodation solutions for low-income people and people who are disadvantaged, have a disability or are homeless.

The key aims of the company are to:

  • Develop a viable regional affordable housing company that is mainstream community housing with a focus on Aboriginal people.
  • Develop strong partnerships with community, government and the private sector
  • Make a significant improvement to the health of Aboriginal people through the sustained ability to access critical healthy living practices.
  • Healthabitat is proud to be one of the Members of the Company.
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Community Solutions

Community Solutions New York City build and operate a range of housing options for homeless and low-income individuals – housing that is attractive, affordable, well managed, and linked to the services and support people need to rebuild their lives.

In Brooklyn, New York City, Community Solutions and the Brownsville Partnership have provided support in the planning and program delivery of a trial Housing for Health project. They have supported Healthabitat to plan and cost the proposed program expansion to improve 4,300 apartments in the area.

The Brownsville Partnership – Launched in 2008, the Brownsville Partnership is a pioneering homelessness prevention initiative in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a public housing neighbourhood struggling with high rates of homelessness, poverty, poor health and crime. To date, the Partnership has worked with over 500 families to stabilize the situations of those facing homelessness. The Partnership is working with many partners, public and private, to create a model for preventing homelessness by building a stronger, safer, more prosperous and resilient community. The model is being developed for future replication.

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Housing for Health Incubator

The Housing for Health incubator is an interdisciplinary research group supported by The Henry Halloran Trust, Sydney University and Healthabitat, to interrogate issues in policy and governance with the aim to identify, and turn around, the roadblocks to achieving decent housing and infrastructure in Indigenous Australia. The incubator also aims to review the ongoing application of the Healthy Living Practices to ensure all environmental issues are applied to the housing for Health model, including climate change and equitable access to water. Regular events are hosted as part of the incubator including talks and policy round tables with industry practitioners and key researchers.

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The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation (TFHF) carry on the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). Fred was an eye doctor, a skilled surgeon of international renown, a champion of the right of all people to good health and a strong advocate for social justice. TFHF are an international development organisation, focussing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health. TFHF are independent, non-profit, politically unaligned and secular.

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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety for ninety-three years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.

IAPMO and the IWSH foundation have been strong supporters of HH’s international work in Nepal and South Africa.  HH has supported both organisations in the development of the Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC), and have been proud partners on projects in India, South Africa, Indonesia and the USA.

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The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of the IAPMO Group.

IWSH harnesses the skills and expertise of water industry professionals, organizations and manufacturers to support critical water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives worldwide. They do this by tapping into over 100 years of industry experience to develop local infrastructure, improve governance, and create conditions for better public health and economic outcomes.

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New South Wales Ministry of Health

The New South Wales Department of Health (NSW Health) has been running the Housing for Health program in New South Wales for over 20 years. NSW Health has been able to add value to HfH projects by working with the community to run other public health initiatives identified by community consultation during a HfH project. Some examples are Mr Germ (improving hygiene through washing hands) Pest management and control and Well person’s health checks.  NSW Health completed a thorough evaluation of the health impacts of the program in 2010. This evaluation, Closing the gap – 10 years of Housing for Health in NSW, showed a 40% reduction in infectious diseases where Housing for Health projects had been completed.

Report to the Chief Health Officer

Closing the gap – 10 years of Housing for Health in NSW

NSW Health Housing for Health website

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Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council (NHC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north-west of South Australia. Across this area, NHC operates seven clinics, the Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Aged Care facility and assorted health-related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women’s health, male health, children’s health, immunisation, eye health and mental health.
The health service has a sustained national reputation for best practice clinical services, leading-edge collaborative program research and development and for the collection of outcome data as a basis for ongoing evaluation.

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Sticky Situations

Sticky Situations, utilize participatory design methods to facilitate, co-ordinate and implement community-driven projects. Our work is grounded in community capacity building and action research. Collaboratively we assist communities and stakeholders to identify goals and to build the skills and confidence needed to create change.

Our team diversity is core to our success, approaching projects with a broad range of skills, positionalities and all-round tenacity. Our work is supported by solid research processes and practices and we are committed to practices and processes that enhance sustainable long-term transformation and equality.

Being involved in a large variety of projects in and around the city of Johannesburg, Sticky has been built solid relationships with a large number of individuals, organizations, local government departments and businesses who are invested in exploring urban challenges, developing solutions and working towards creating positive changes and outcomes.

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Tangentyere Council

Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs, Central Australia. Tangentyere Council began operating in the early 1970s and was first incorporated in 1979.

Tangentyere Council was established to assist Aboriginal people to gain some form of legal tenure of the land they were living on in order to obtain essential services and housing.

Tangentyere went on to establish a large range of housing and social services for residents of the town camp Communities and remains a regional leader in grassroots decision making and control.

Healthabitat is proud to have partnered with Tangentyere Council on a number of health, housing and R&D projects over many years.

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WorldSkills Foundation

The WorldSkills Foundation (WSF) was launched in Madrid, Spain in 2011 and is the research, advocacy and education arm of WorldSkills International. Its purpose is to complement the WorldSkills Competition. In this way, the Foundation aims to achieve its shared mission with WorldSkills International to promote skills across the world. Jack Dusseldorp, previously President of WorldSkills International, is the Chairman of the WorldSkills Foundation. Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Festo, ROMI, RMIT University and the Skills Funding Agency are Founding Global Partners of the Foundation.

The Foundation with the support of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), the World Plumbing Council (WPC) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) supports several international projects proposed by Healthabitat.

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