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 commercial property management, 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, from transitional housing to private rental 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 Susan and her children's story of strength, resilience and a postive outlook in the face of homelessness.Link: Achieving their dreams - Read moreRead more
We are proud to announce that Unison won the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Award for Excellence for our social housing development in Melbourne's west.Link: Unison wins National Award for Excellence in Affordable Development - Read moreRead more
Our Enterprise Team is making great use of plant cuttings and food scraps at our Kensington community by turning it into valuable compost.Link: We've joined the compost revolution! - Read moreRead more
Did you know that one in four people experiencing homelessness in Victoria are aged between 12 and 24?Link: Breaking the cycle of youth homelessness with safe and supported accommodation - Read moreRead more
Victorian Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Minister for Housing Richard Wynne joined leading social housing provider Unison to turn the first sod and celebrate the start of construction of a $30 million new social and affordable housing development in Werribee.Link: New $30m social and affordable housing project for Werribee - Read moreRead more