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Construction kicks off on affordable city living for seniors

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk turned the first sod on an innovative $21 million development in Sherwood that will allow Brisbane seniors to enter into retirement living at far below market rates. In developing the four-storey complex, Affordable housing provider BHC is breaking from traditional seniors living models by giving seniors the option to balance… Read more »

2018 PowerHousing Australia National Awards Wins!

We’d like to congratulate two dedicated and well deserved members of the BHC team, Amy Maynard and Calvin Garrett, for their wins at the 2018 PowerHousing Australia National Awards! Amy was recognised for her exemplary contribution to the affordable housing sector, winning the award for Outstanding Achievement. Whilst Calvin’s Rising Star Award win, exemplifies what… Read more »

Innovative Digital Seniors Project wins State UDIA award

A giant 3-D art project that allows seniors to plan social outings with the click of button has won a coveted 2017 UDIA Queensland Mitchell Brandtman Award for Excellence. Social Buttons was created for Caggara House, an award-winning apartment complex for over 55s, developed by BHC Creating Liveable Communities (previously Brisbane Housing Company) in partnership… Read more »

Groundbreaking Lutwyche housing project wins coveted UDIA award

An innovative affordable housing development that was built above the Northern Busway tunnel has won a coveted 2017 UDIA Queensland Mitchell Brandtman Award for Excellence. The striking three-story Spectrum development, unveiled in July, is the product of a unique partnership between leading affordable housing provider BHC Creating Liveable Communities and respected not-for-profits Communify and MS… Read more »

BHC Announces New CEO

BHC is pleased to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Mr Stuart Lummis. Mr Lummis will take over from CEO David Cant, who has led BHC since its inception in 2002. Stuart Lummis was previously Director of Building, Planning Facilities and Property with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and is a Fellow of… Read more »

2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout®

BHC CEO, David Cant will join in the fight against homelessness at the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout® on Thursday 22 June. More than 105,000 Australians experience homelessness every night — 27 per cent are children, and 23 per cent are faced with the situation due to domestic and family violence. David will join 200 other business, government… Read more »

Building Housing Options; Research Report Launched

After surveying over 150 seniors in Logan, BHC in partnership with Churches of Christ in Queensland and working with University of Queensland researchers, launched The Logan Research Project with Housing and Public Works Queensland Government. The Logan Research Project provides insight on whether current housing and support services were meeting the needs of seniors in Logan… Read more »

End of an era as affordable housing leader announces retirement

One of the leading lights of Brisbane’s affordable housing industry will step down in August having delivered more than 1600 new affordable homes to low-income households over 15 years. Inaugural BHC CEO David Cant will leave a legacy of vision and collaboration that saw him move away from reliance on government funding and develop innovative… Read more »

BHC Wins Two AHI QLD Professional Excellence in Housing Awards

Tuesday night, BHC was proud to be the recipient of two AHI, QLD Professional Excellence in Housing Awards. BHC accepted the Leading Community Engagement Practice Award for the Caggara House Social Buttons project which saw tenants and creative designers at Inkahoots work together to develop the interactive instalment which utilises technology to promote and organise… Read more »