CHIA Vic, in collaboration with BOOMPower, recently assisted seven community housing organisations to apply for a Victorian Property Fund grant, utilising the BOOM! platform, which helps organisations analyse their energy opportunities and create automated business cases for energy projects. Engaging local company Bunjil Energy, we were fortunate to be able to upgrade 10 of our properties [...]
We will be closed as at Xmas Eve, reopening on Monday 4 January. Here's to a happier and healthier year for all in 2021.
Through the State’s Rooming House Conversion Program, our Layfield Street building has been undergoing renovations for just over two years now, converting the 22 rooming house rooms and 2 one-bedroom apartments into 25 self-contained studio apartments and a communal kitchen with space for meetings and community events. Whilst there have been some setbacks with building [...]
Our book 'More Than Just Housing' was awarded the prize for best Local History - Small Publication Award by the Royal Historical Society. Written by our CEO, Janet Goodwin and two of the organisation's founders, Beris Campbell and Heather McKee, the book tells the remarkable stories of our tenants, staff and supporters in the fight [...]
We're back to recycling in the City of Port Phillip. That's awesome news on the back of the recent #ClimateStrike for South Port Community Housing Group tenants and others in our community...but no soft plastic bags, polystyrene, broken mirrors or food scraps in your recycles as this will compromise the process... Recycling Guide for City [...]
Words can’t describe how excited we are to have commenced major renovations on our Layfield Street property, converting it from a rooming house to a fully contained bedsit arrangement. Empirical evidence suggests that a self contained housing model leads to a longer term housing solution. Secure housing is a fundamental basis in improving one’s mental [...]
We're currently advertising for a part-time Youth Housing Support Program - Case Manager to join us in working with single people and single parents aged 15 – 25 yrs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Applications close on Monday 26 August. Please share this opportunity to your networks.Youth Housing Support Program - Case [...]
We're getting in early for 'National Action Day' 11 May! Advocating that the Newstart and Youth Allowance rate be increased is close to our heart and features loud on the South Port Community Housing Group strategic plan. Now's your time to act and find out if your local candidate is on board and supporting this. [...]
It’s going to be fantastic fun and totally FREE. Whoever you are and wherever you are…we hope to see you there. Check out the South Port Community Housing Group Inc. Facebook page for all the updates!
At SPCHG we’re often preoccupied with what’s happening in our local Southern Region. We recommend that you read this alarming report prepared by the Northern and Western Homelessness Network outlining the fact that crisis accommodation is in a state of crisis itself. Support services are calling for acceptable crisis accommodation options and of course, the [...]