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 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.

Sector News

United keeping tenants connected during pandemic

United keeping tenants connected during pandemic 06/05/2020/in Covid-19 case studies, News /by chiavic_adm United Housing Cooperative has a mixed cohort of tenants, including family violence victim survivors,... Read More

Joint letter to the Premier for more social housing

CEOs of nearly 80 family violence and community agencies will today send a joint letter to the Premier demanding he fully implement the recommendations from the Royal... Read More

United Housing Co-operative’s Family Violence Project

United Housing Co-operative Successfully Implements Family Violence Project In July 2016, United Housing Co-operative (UHC) was notified by the Department Health and Human Service (DHHS) that it... Read More

Rapid Housing Assistance Fund

United Housing Cooperative (UHC) was successful in obtaining funding from the from the State Labor Governments RAPID Housing Assistance Fund to purchase eight new properties to be located in the City of Maribrynong and... Read More