The view from *Susan’s unit has wow-factor. To the east, you see the city lights at night, the Bolte Bridge commuters and the sunrise; to the south west you get ...Read more
We are very excited to share the news that our Station Street Fairfield redevelopment is nearing completion.
This special ...Read more
Imagine having just $312 a week to cover your rent, food, bills, and other basic expenses. This is a situation that many people ...Read more
“It is not an impossible target to end homelessness in Victoria.” These are the words of Fiona Patten MLC, Chair of the Legal and Social Issues Committee who ...Read more
We are proud to announce that Unison's Read more
Dr Sarah Taylor is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the ...Read more
Since March 2020 when COVID hit, Unison’s Read more
Dr Sarah Taylor is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Read more
RMIT students are gaining a unique perspective through the first homelessness and housing course developed in collaboration with industry.
Course coordinator and Deputy Director of ...Read more
Homelessness is set to surge in 2021 as a fallout of COVID-19 according to the Everybody's Home commissioned landmark economic study.
The Equity Economics report reveals that in ...Read more
There is no better time to focus on the health of our communities and our planet.
Unison Housing and our partners have established projects that are caring for and rejuvenating our ...Read more
In the final instalment of our three part conversation with Dr Juliet ...Read more
Dr Juliet Watson is the Deputy Director of the Unison Housing ...Read more
Dr Juliet Watson is the Deputy Director of the Read more
This is the final instalment of our three part chat with Professor Guy ...Read more
A standing ovation for Erika Lodge on being selected ...Read more
If you have lived in a rooming house for many years, it can Read more
Professor Guy Johnson is the Director of the Read more
“James' leadership has been exemplary while acting as CEO over the last six months, steering the organisation through the challenges of Covid-19 while setting a strong vision for the ...Read more
Unison has completed Read more
Unison has featured in the latest Council to Homeless ...Read more
Unison Acting CEO, James King recently contributed to the Victorian Community Housing Industry Association's special COVID-19 edition magazine. Here is his ...Read more
Works are well underway in Station Street Fairfield, on 38 modern self-contained affordable apartments for women. Unison is ...Read more
Opinion from Professor Guy Johnson, Director, Unison Housing Research Lab at RMIT University and James King, CEO Unison Housing.
We are at a critical turning point in ...Read more
Article by journalist Chloe Booker originally published in The Age on July 19, 2020
'Like a five-star hotel': Homeless find stability in a place of their own
After ...Read more
Unison’s Private Rental Access Program (PRAP) supports low-income households to secure and maintain housing through brokerage, advocacy and outreach support. We have delivered the program in ...Read more
Today is Unison’s final day at the UNO in Adelaide. We will pass the baton to community housing organisation, AnglicareSA Housing Limited as of tomorrow July 1.
We are extremely proud ...Read more
Today we proudly launchedRead more
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