Who are we
We are an active and unified housing co-operative that provides an equal opportunity for empowerment, self-achievement and stability.
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What we do
We provide secure and affordable rental housing in the northern and western regions of Melbourne through a sustainable housing co-operative.
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Where we are
1A Ballarat St, YARRAVILLE VIC 3013
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United Housing Co-operative (UHC) is a not-for-profit community housing provider, operating in the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne. Our primary goal is to provide affordable housing for low income singles, couples and families who are in need of affordable housing. We also provide informal support networks and engagement activities for our tenant/members.

UHC manages Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) owned properties in the municipalities of Hobsons Bay, Maribrynong, Moonee Valley and Wyndham City. UHC is also in the process of developing its own property portfolio and is seeking to expand the ownership of properties in its own right.

UHC is a member based organisation, where the membership collectively share responsibility for the governance and ongoing existence of the co-operative. We adhere to the International Co-operative Principles to create a community for members that bases itself on equality, stability and empowerment.


The planned redevelopment of the Lions Senior Citizens Village located at 68-78 Summerhill Road, West Footscray is intended to occur over the ensuing 18 months. Please visit the Footscray Lion Co-opeartive Village page for more information.

Sector News

Members and families of the Co-op celebrating the United Housing Co-operative's 40th Anniversary.

Forty Years On and Growing From Strength to Strength

On International Co-operatives Day, Saturday 1st July 2023, United Housing Co-operative (UHC) celebrated its 40th Anniversary. Approximately 60 tenant members came together to celebrate their survival and... Read More

Housing Co-Op To Provide Shelter For Homeless Women

More women at risk of or experiencing homelessness will have safe, secure housing as part of a new housing model and funding from the Andrews Labor Government.... Read More

Co-operating for better housing

Women over the age of 55 across the western suburbs would soon have safer and more secure housing thanks to the upcoming redevelopment of the Footscray Lions... Read More

United in Housing – Cooperatives and the Big Housing Build

­Fiona and Shane talk to Peter Sibly, General Manager of United Housing Co-operative, about his new project to build housing for women aged 55 years and older... Read More


United Housing Co-operative Big Housing Build

The United Housing Co-operative (UHC) has secured a $15,300,000.00 State Labor Government grant under the Big Housing Build’s Social Housing Growth Fund to re-develop the Footscray Lions Senior... Read More