Community housing is the cornerstone of Unity’s overall housing portfolio, and provides longer-term rental options to people who are generally working with a support agency. Community housing is an umbrella term referring to rental housing that is an alternative to public housing and is designed to cater for the needs of people on very low to moderate incomes who may be experiencing rental stress in or barriers to the private market.
With the bulk of this portfolio focusing on people experiencing homelessness and/or living with disability, our model incorporates integrated support through our external and independent partner agencies. A large range of options are available to people at risk of homelessness and wanting to break the cycle. We conduct extensive research into best practice models and implementing new and innovative solutions in collaboration with support agencies.
Partnerships are crucial to Unity’s success. We provide tenants with information about community-based support through our many partner agencies who provide a mix of tenancy and social support, which is the key to independent living for many of our tenants. We place a high value on the development of positive and enduring relationships between ourselves, tenants, support agencies and local communities.
Our partnerships with support and specialist services mean we are able to assist individuals with special or complex needs to maintain their tenancy.