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
Unison receives $1.75 million philanthropic grant from The Ian Potter Foundation for the Make Room project, in partnership with City of Melbourne.Link: Major philanthropic foundation backs Make Room project - Read moreRead more
Unison is pleased to unveil new purpose-built supported accommodation for young people in Werribee. Owned and managed by Unison, the youth foyer provides accommodation and dedicated case work support for up to two years to young people aged 16 -25 years that are homeless.Link: A New Home for Youths Experiencing Homelessness - Read moreRead more
Our $18.3 million Bell Street Heidelberg development is underway.Link: Heidelberg affordable housing project works have begun - Read moreRead more
New peer-reviewed paper discusses how the Unison Housing Research Lab leveraged the partnership between RMIT and Unison Housing to create Australia's first dedicated undergraduate elective subject for social work students.Link: New peer-reviewed research - Social Work Education and Homelessness - Read moreRead more
Unison's community housing development in Fairfield, Marjorie Oke Apartments, wins the 2021 PIA VIC Award for Planning Excellence for Great Place.Link: Unison property wins Award for Planning Excellence for Great Place - Read moreRead more