WELCOME TO UNITED HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE
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.
FOOTSCRAY LIONS CO-OPERATIVE VILLAGE
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 Citizens Village in West Footscray.
UHC has partnered with the Lions Club of Footscray (LCF) and drawn together an inspired project team to finalise design for 49 one and two bedroom apartments, to be built over two and three storeys to become the Footscray Lions Co-operative Village for predominately women over the age of 55 years in high need for secure housing.
Please visit the Footscray Lions Co-operative Village page for information, plans and project updates.
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
In Australia we are facing a housing crisis. More and more households are struggling in insecure and unaffordable housing. As we know, housing cooperatives offer an alternative.... Read More