Unison is carefully monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Based on guidance from the Australian and State Governments and health authorities, we are making some changes to the way we work to protect you, our staff and the community.
The aim of the transitional housing program is to provide safe and affordable short to medium term accommodation combined with support to assist people to begin to address any issues that may have contributed to their situation; and work towards re-establishing secure housing as soon as possible.
The housing is provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and managed by Unison in partnership with a wide range of support agencies.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Transitional housing is for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You must be at least 16 years of age, and on a low income. Income limits are set by DHHS and can be viewed here: www.housing.vic.gov.au/public-housing-income-and-asset-limits
This program is accessed through the IAP entry point. Eligibility and prioritisation is based on an assessment of needs and available resourcing.
Tenant Reseources and Policies
Unison complies with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. The following section features resources and policies that apply to and impact our tenants. If you are seeking information that is not currently on the website or have any questions about these documents, please don't hesitate to contact your Place Manager.
- Ending a Tenancy Policy
- Property Allocation Policy
- Property Management Policy
- Rent and Rental Arrears Policy
- Unison's Staff Code of Conduct: Unison’s Staff Code of Conduct outlines the standards of behaviour expected of all Unison employees. It aims to establish a code of professional ethics in the workplace that are consistent with Unison’s purpose, values and objectives.
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 member 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 or contact Nina on 03 9349 0257.