Born in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Eric began work in sound, lighting and backstage with music venues, theatre, radio and television in 1970. Highlights ...Read more
After 8 years managing the mixed-use UNO Apartments in Adelaide’s CBD, Unison will pass the baton to community housing Read more
Walking into Dorothy’s home, it is very easy to see that she is creative. Her lovely welcoming apartment has a gorgeous display of indoor plants, stylish ...Read more
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs launched the first ever inquiry into homelessness in Victoria. This Parliamentary Inquiry is a crucial step ...Read more
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2018-19, on any given day in Australia:
- 1,580 specialist homelessness ... Read more
Andrea was a Unison transitional housing resident. She now lives in a stable, affordable home and is studying for her Masters in Criminology at RMIT, having completed her Law Degree.
But ...Read more
Melbourne, 6 August 2019 - MEDIA RELEASE
"Australia could reduce homelessness if we adopted the Welsh model of requiring governments to deliver prevention support," says Council to ...Read more
Meet Safiya and Darren – two of our staff members in the Unison Place Management team.
Unison acknowledges and respects the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land we live and work on.
NAIDOC week, celebrated nationally July ...Read more
We are proud to have received the Leading Community Engagement Practice Award for our Kensington Community Food Forest project, at the recent AHI Victorian 2019 Professional Excellence in ...Read more
Melbourne, 14 May 2019 - In a tight housing market where public and social housing are in such short supply, we need to be looking towards the private rental market as a key part of the ...Read more
A new research report produced by RMIT and Unison Housing shows that the transition into social housing can be precarious for some people, with 43% of tenants exiting their social housing within ...Read more
What makes some tenancies successful, whilst others fail? Which tenants are more likely to have exit early and for what reasons? How can we better support tenants to stay housed?
Unison ...Read more
Unison is the first Housing Association to sign up to the Victorian Housing Register, a single central waiting list for people wanting to access public or community housing across ...Read more
The Kensington Urban Food Forest featured on ABC News Breakfast this week.
The Food Forest launched last November, is the first community food forest in the City of Melbourne. It ...Read more
This year the theme of National Reconciliation Week, is Don’t Keep History a Mystery. In the spirit of the week, we wish to highlight the traditional owners of the lands on ...Read more
Unison's CEO Jack Panton and Head of Strategy and Communications Sarah Toohey, recently featured across a number of media channels highighting the growing youth homelessness issue and the dire ...Read more
Unison's inaugural AGM was held Thursday November 23 at RMIT's Design Hub. Wurundjeri Elder, Perry Wandin performed the Welcome to Country and Jane Evans (Unison Chair), Barry Diamond ...Read more
We are in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. It is crucial the percentage of affordable housing in new developments increases. Read about one tenant's experience and CEO ...Read more
The Victorian State Government will move 7,000 people over 55 to the high priority social housing wait list and have promised to provide 6,000 new homes to help reduce the State's growing list of ...Read more
Long term leases may soon be available in renter-only buildings in Melbourne. Replicating the US and UK models, properties are held as rentals rather than on sold by developers. We believe ...Read more
Michael Perusco, CEO and RMIT's Professor Guy Johnson, inaugural chair of Urban Housing and Homelessness discuss what the recent Federal budget means for housing and ...Read more
Attendance records were broken at the recent 10th Kensington CommUNITY Festival led by Unison. The purpose of the Festival throughout its 10 years has been to celebrate, engage and ...Read more
Ineligible for social housing, unable to buy or rent at market rates, affordable housing in a welcoming community provides a home for people like Unison resident Janie. Unison's CEO Michael ...Read more
An ongoing demand for affordable rental properties for average Melbourne renters is squeezing those on low incomes out. Read more Read more