In 2010, Housing Plus led the establishment of an informal alliance between four regional NSW community housing providers (now three) to raise awareness of regional housing issues and to collaborate in the pursuit of strategic objectives.
2017 marks the formal establishment of Alliance Social Enterprises (comprising the three members of the Housing Alliance) as a company. The first collaboration under this new entity is the establishment of the Australian Social Value Bank (ASVB), due to launch in June 2017.
The ASVB is a unique approach to measuring social outcomes for not-for-profit and corporate sector organisations. The aim is to facilitate widespread adoption of a world class methodology by providing an affordable measurement tool.
The ASVB will provide access to financial proxies for a wide range of well-being values that can be used to:
Conduct a basic assessment of the economic impact of socially directed initiatives
Provide evidence of value for money for Board reports or government grant applications
Compare the impact and return on investment of different programs and optimise the value for money in program design
Values can be used within a full Social Return on Investment assessment or as a basis for cost benefit analysis.
Housing Plus is a progressive social enterprise that re-invests ALL profits back into improving social outcomes for individuals and communities in regional NSW. Housing Plus is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and is a Tier 1 accredited community housing provider.
Suite 8, Level 2, 113 Byng Street
Orange NSW 2800
PO Box 968 ORANGE NSW 2800