Director of Development, Housing Plus
Justin Cantelo is the Director of Development for Housing Plus, a Community Housing Provider that offers an integrated service model of Community Housing and Community Services across Regional NSW. As the Director of Development Justin is responsible for $155m capital and support service investment program, delivering over 325 affordable and specialist accommodation homes over a 4-year program, through an integrated and tailored model of support.
In 2020 Justin successfully completed The Orchard Orange, the first DFV core and cluster development in NSW, which includes 6 specialist independent units and 2 stand up rooms with on-site building for tailored support services and communal facilities. Justin is currently leading on the delivery of a further 14 specialist DFV accommodation units, across 3 projects.
Justin has more than 17 years’ experience in senior management and executive positions within the not-for-profit and private sector driving business strategy and growth, effective program management and innovating new services to meet community need. Justin began his career as a Nutritionist in which he built a health and fitness business over 8 years, which he sold in 2010. Justin then made a ‘tree change’ to work in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory for several years, consulting for federal government to establish and deliver several preventative health programs before then moving to Orange NSW.