Public Housing

What is a Place Manager?

Dedicated Place Managers manage each tenancy. Place Managers are at the heart of the delivery of our housing services and are the first point of call for our renters. Your Place Manager is your contact person at Unison and will help you if you have questions about your tenancy or property. And we encourage you to get in touch with their Place Manager to discuss any ideas, issues or questions. 

About Public Housing

Unison provides long-term public housing in Kensington on behalf of the Victorian State Government. We manage public housing services following the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) policies and in line with the requirements under the Residential Tenancy Act (Vic) 1997.

The amount and type of rent you pay in public housing depends on your household income. Suppose you are eligible and apply for a rental rebate. In that case, your rent will be subsidised, and you will pay 25% of your household income as rent. Most households receive rebated rent because of their low incomes.

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Your privacy

Unison complies with legislative requirements in the way that we collect, use, disclose, and provide access to personal information we hold about you. We treat your privacy seriously. 

Find out more about your privacy rights in our Information Privacy brochure and Unison's Information Privacy Policy

Unison Membership

Unison is a not for profit organisation. Our members are important stakeholders with particular rights. Members appoint board directors and are able to vote at company general meetings. Membership is free.  The Unison Membership Factsheet provides more information. To apply for membership complete the Unison membership form. If you would like further information call in to your nearest Unison office.