News and recent projects
Award winning Annual Report
The report won a gold award in the not-for-profit category for the quality and transparency of its reporting, including for the information and graphic design. She also project managed the associated 2017 Annual Financial Report.
The Difference We Make
A safe, secure, affordable home is increasingly out of reach for many people in Sydney. Which is why community housing providers who offer subsidised rental properties to moderate-to-low income earners are so important.
Working with video photographer John Kung from Harustudio, this 2017 project involved:
- Developing the story concept
- Working with staff to identify potential residents with engaging stories to tell
- Interviewing and filming individual case study subjects
- Launching the stories via a tenant event, social media and the Bridge Housing website.
Contact us if you are interested in telling the stories of your stakeholders.
Your Story is Our Story
Just Anna worked over a six-month period in 2015 with Housing Choices Australia management team, and still and video photographer Alana Holmberg to:
- Develop the concept as a storytelling and website theme
- Run staff workshops to identify residents and staff with engaging stories to tell
- Interview and film individual case study subjects
- Plan the incorporation of the stories into the new website and other communication tools
- Launch the stories to staff and residents.
This exciting project continues in-house and is an enduring medium for showcasing what it is the company does, for whom and why. Contact us if you are interested in telling the stories of your stakeholders.
A man is not a plan: 55, female, homeless
Anna Grutzner, on behalf of Women's Housing Company, was a guest panellist in 2016 with social commentator Jane Caro on Radio National's Life Matters talking about the rise of homelessness amongst women over 55.
- The number of homeless women over 55 in Australia rose 11.7% in five years to 5,330. They are 36% of older homeless Australians. 2006 - 2011 Census
- Single, older women are amongst the most marginalised groups in terms of their access to safe, affordable housing that is well located and suitable for their needs. A Plan for Change: Homes for Older Women 2016
- Because it is too dangerous to rough sleep, older homeless women are the hidden homeless: couch surfing, moving from friend to friend and living in sub-standard housing.
- Women over 55 retire with less than half the super of men, 1 in 5 women yet to retire has no super, and women earn $700,000 less than men on average over their lifetimes. They are often out of the workforce to care for children or parents. ANZ Womens Report 2015