The housing affordability problem is very real for Australia’s essential workers. They’re increasingly being priced out of the communities who need them, or forced to walk away from the careers they love.
With a police officer and a nurse in our families, we could see the stress it was causing. Seeing the problem was the easy part. Fixing it has been a little trickier.
When you change how people finance homes you have to change a lot, including ingrained beliefs. What we’re doing looks different for everyone – for banks, insurers, investors, and buyers. It’s taken 4 years, but we now have a number of great partners who are really working with us to help make this happen.
People want to help our essential workers. It’s attracted a wonderful team of like-minded people who continue to make the idea better, multiplying the effect.
That's how hope becomes real
HOPE is a not for profit initiative assisting Essential Service Workers (including Police, Nurses, Emergency Services, Teachers) afford housing closer to where they work.
Current: CEO and a Founding Director of HOPE Housing. Former: over 25 years experience in superannuation and financial services across both private and public sectors.
With 10+ years experience, Allyson is known for designing and embedding end-to-end experiences that customers like to use, specifically for consumer banking and finance industry start ups.
Truc has over 20 years’ experience in IT, with over 10 years in delivering and managing complex IT projects in major banking and financial institutions.
Jin Jin Leong
Jin Jin has more than 25 years of experience in finance, business administration and portfolio companies reporting at institutions in Asia and Australia.
HOPE Advisory Board
Tim Sims AM
Founder and Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners.
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Equity Partners.
Michael Dwyer AM
Former: Chief Executive Officer of First State Super. Current: Chair NSW TCorp, Bennelong Funds Management and Director IRESS.
Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Cromwell EREIT Management, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Industrial Trust and Managing Director Blackstone.
Chief Executive Officer, Pendal Australia, Chair of Impact Investing Australia.