Communities that thrive
Unison is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services to foster strong communities. We develop, own and manage social, transitional and affordable housing; and we provide owners corporate management and cleaning and ground services.
The people Unison provides housing and property services to come from many different walks of life, but they all want to live in a safe, welcoming and thriving community. They want to feel supported and connected to their community, and be proud of where they live.
In addition, we provide homelessness services in Melbourne's West. We connect people to safe and affordable short and medium-term accommodation combined with support to address any issues that may have contributed to their tenuous housing situation. We also help people re-establish and maintain a secure home in the private rental market.
We believe that a thriving community needs a range of housing options to suit different people’s circumstances and incomes. We manage many different types of housing, from single dwellings to multi-storey towers, providing different housing pathways to the community.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest our operating surplus back into our services, our properties and our communities. Importantly, this allows us to invest in the development of much needed affordable housing. It makes good social sense.
Unison is about more than housing, we are about communities that thrive.Read more about Unison
On any given night, 6000 young Victorians spend the night without the comfort and safety of a home. April 20 is Youth Homelessness Matters Day.Link: Youth homelessness matters - Read moreRead more
In a research paper, Unison Housing Research Lab's Abigail Lewis discusses how social workers in the housing and homelessness sectors use discretion and the impact on the people they work with, especially in the context of eviction.Link: Using Discretion When Working With Social Housing Tenants - Read moreRead more
In a recent research paper, Dr Sarah Taylor and Professor Guy Johnson from the Unison Housing Research Lab examine nine years of tenancy records from Elizabeth Street Common Ground.Link: Is Permanent Supportive Housing permanent? - Read moreRead more
A Unison/RMIT education partnership offers students a unique insight into housing and homelessness.Link: Housing education for the next generation of social workers - Read moreRead more
For the second year in a row, a Unison community housing development wins the UDIA Victoria Award for Excellence – Affordable Housing.Link: Unison Social and Affordable Housing Development Wins Award for Excellence - Read moreRead more