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News | 1.06.17

Public Housing Renewal Program

Unison welcomes the Victorian Government's commitment to the Public Housing Renewal Program, which will involve the redevelopment of eight public housing estates across metropolitan Melbourne. The program will use the redevelopments to ...

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Kensington CommUNITY Festival

The Kensington CommUNITY Festival turns 10 this year and you are invited to a huge day of FREE fun for the whole family.  The Festival is on Sunday April 2 from 10am to 5pm at Kensington’s JJ Holland ...

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Media | 29.05.17

Build-to-rent developments offer long term stability for renters

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 that with more quality rental supply can come ...

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News | 24.05.17

Reconciliation Week 27 May to 3 June

National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration and a time for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in the journey towards reconciliation.

The week is framed by two key ...

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Media | 15.05.17

Mixed communities make good sense

A mix of social, affordable and market priced homes makes good sense all round. Our Kensington community is a 6.5ha example of a community for all, irrespective on income types.  Read read more

Media | 12.05.17

What the 2017 Federal Budget means for housing and homelessness

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 homelessness. Professor Johnson leads the Unison Housing Research ...

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News | 8.05.17

6000+ turn out in force at the Kensington CommUNITY Festival

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 showcase the local community with activities that ...

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Media | 27.03.17

CEO talks affordable housing on ABC's Lateline

Unison CEO Michael Perusco recently appeared on ABC's Lateline to talk affordable housing. Watch the program here.

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Media | 12.03.17

Mixed communities offer affordable housing for those in the "middle market"

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 Perusco explains how Unison's mixed ...

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Media | 2.03.17

Western suburbs tragedy for people sleeping rough

The death of 3 people sleeping rough in the western suburbs has highlighted that homelessnes in the CBD is just the tip of the iceberg. Read more  read more

Media | 23.02.17

Vic. Govt. affordable housing policy welcomed

The Victorian Government's recent housing affordability policy announcement to act as guarantor for social housing development projects will allow housing organisations to leverage private sector funding and stimulate innovation and increase the ...

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News | 16.02.17

Officially Launched- we are unison

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Media | 10.02.17

Affordable properties disappearing for those on low incomes

An ongoing demand for affordable rental properties for average Melbourne renters is squeezing those on low incomes out. Read more  read more

News | 31.01.17

Unison Launches!

Yarra Community Housing and Urban Communities Limited have merged and on 1 February 2017 the new organisation will start operations as Unison! 

As Unison, we will build on the strengths of our two organisations to provide ...

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