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.
We are chuffed to see Unison’s solar panel installation project featured as a case study in a Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA Vic) energy efficiency report.Link: Solar panel project features in peak body report - Read moreRead more
RMIT students are gaining a unique perspective through the first homelessness and housing course developed in collaboration with industry.Link: Industry partnership delivers real world training in homelessness - Read moreRead more
The course brings students together from varying learning disciplines, offers both homelessness theory and site visits to homelessness services.Link: Housing and homelessness course ready to kick off - Read moreRead more
“I have loved helping. It is so nice to see how much it has grown since we started the garden.”Link: Nurturing a food garden for all to enjoy - Read moreRead more
More affordable housing is needed.Link: Equity Economics Report predicts homelessness will surge - Read moreRead more