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APCO, Kapit-bahayan and ASCON at Affordable Housing Assembly



By Richard J. Ford – PRO – APCO Inc
Sydney-Australia
May 15, 2017

 
 


Affordable housing is one of the hottest issues that affect thousands of marginalised households in Australia today. This became the subject of the Affordable Housing Assembly organised by Sydney Alliance held at Eastwood Uniting Church on the 1st of May 2017.

This Sydney Affordable Housing Assembly was a highly organised gathering of Sydneysiders who are united for a common good to get a re-action which the Assembly wants to get for the asks in the Sydney Alliance submission to the Greater Sydney Commission. The room was full to capacity with 356 participants from various communities, sectors, NGOs and churches of diverse backgrounds. Managed very efficiently, the assembly included a display of powerful testimonies from selected speakers, a persuasive case put by Prof Bill Randolph, a critical endorsement from Kathryn Greiner, AO and expressions of support for stronger target for affordable housing from representatives of 50 organisations.

Among those who spoke, representing the Filipino-Australians and the small and emerging CALD communities in the amalgamated Cumberland LGA was Dr Cen Amores. In her capacity as the Founding President of the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc (APCO), Chairperson of the Auburn Small Community Organisation Network Inc (ASCON) and Membership Development Chair of Kapit-bahayan Coop Ltd (KCL), Dr Cen emphatically said, “Having lived in a housing cooperative for years, I would like more households who are experiencing acute housing stress to benefit from living in affordable, comfortable and sustainable accommodations”. Joining Dr Amores from the Filipino community were KCL founding President Ruben Amores, current President Pablo Lee, Ani Son and Evelyn Lee.

The NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts spoke encouragingly saying that he has heard us on the five items stipulated by Sydney Alliance and he was personally supportive. He gave a public commitment to meet with the Assembly of Sydney Alliance within two months and he will bring the Greater Sydney Commission with him.


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