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.
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Link: End violence against women - Read moreRead more
Unison’s PRAP supports low-income households to secure and maintain private rental housing. The team members' experience in private property rental has proved invaluable.Link: Private rental experience is a real plus for the PRAP team - Read moreRead more
Unison resident Erika Lodge, has been selected as a finalist in the Community Champion category of the City of Melbourne, 2020 Melbourne Awards.Link: Congratulations Erika! A Melbourne Awards Community Champion finalist. - Read moreRead more
Our final interview instalment with Prof Guy Johnson.Link: A personal reflection on a career understanding homelessness and housing instability. - Read moreRead more
Irena is a Unison Housing Support Worker, a role funded by the Department of Health and Human services to provide health and wellbeing support to vulnerable residents.Link: Housing stability takes more than just a house; it also takes kindness and support. - Read moreRead more