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.
Unison is partnering with the City of Melbourne to provide safe and supported accommodation for people sleeping rough in the city.Link: Partnering with City of Melbourne to 'Make Room' - Read moreRead more
Maria and Paolo's life at Kensington is a simple and content one with friends, craft, home grown vegies,home cooked meals and family.Link: Life's simple pleasures - Read moreRead more
Women are coming together to enjoy hand sewing, knitting, crocheting, having a chat and a cuppa as part of the Threading Stories project.Link: Craft and conversation bring joy - Read moreRead more
Did you miss the launch of our latest report - Sustaining Social Housing, on August 3, 2021, or want to watch it again? Watch the recording of the event and get all the info you missed.Link: Catch up on our report launch event - Read moreRead more
Social housing provides safe, secure, long-term accommodation for some of the most disadvantaged in the community. But new research shows that some people are more likely to stay housed longer than others.Link: Research finds why some stay longer in social housing than others - Read moreRead more