About Unison

Unison provides a diverse range of housing services across Victoria and in Adelaide, including social housing, affordable housing, private rental, transitional housing and owners corporation services. Unison was formed as the result of a merger between Yarra Community Housing and Urban Communities Limited and now manages more than 2500 tenancies.

We believe that affordable housing is the foundation on which to build a life of value, but that a good life takes more than just housing. A good life takes place in a community.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison also assists over 3000 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Unison has an annual operating revenue of over $25 million and owns $300 million in affordable housing properties. To find out more see our Annual Reports in the publications section.

Vision

Communities that thrive.

Mission

Collaborate to create vibrant, sustainable communities that meet the needs of renters, owners and people who are homeless, by developing, managing and providing access to affordable housing.

Our Strategic Plan

Unison’s vision is Communities that thrive. To help create that vision Unison’s strategic plan focuses on five strategic directions:

  • Foster communities to create places for everyone

    We will implement a responsive place management approach to support tenants and develop a range of opportunities to improve wellbeing and quality of life for our customers. We will also improve the responsiveness of our homelessness services and create feedback mechanisms to make sure we’re on track.

  • Make places to be proud of

    By creating the systems to deliver excellent maintenance and facility management services, we will deliver homes and places that people can be proud of.

  • Develop effective systems to support creative solutions

    We will invest in our internal systems and processes to create the foundation for the organisation to grow, including IT, staff development and training, financial management, tenant participation and communications.

  • Grow the supply of affordable housing

    We will diversify our funding sources, create new housing models and seek new funding streams in order to grow the supply of affordable housing.

  • Create knowledge to change practice, policy and public perception

    Through our research partnership with RMIT and internal systems we’ll make sure our efforts are based on sound evidence, and we’ll use this expertise to advocate for better housing solutions.

     

    You can read the full strategic plan by clicking on the link below.