South Port was very fortunate this year to receive a grant from the wonderful StreetSmart for a year of arts activities for our residents. We have some people who are very keen and very talented, but art supplies don’t come cheap! So we’ve bought some kits of paints, canvases, brushes and books. Upon collecting [...]
A super day was had by all at South Port Community Housing Group’s Annual Street Party....Loads of sunshine, live band, free catering truck food, BBQ (thanks to Father Bob!), coffee van, photo booth, face painting, prizes, popcorn, fairy floss, tenant story telling and more. Importantly, it was an opportunity to spotlight Victoria’s homelessness crisis and [...]
South Port Community Housing Group Street Party Saturday April 28th 11-4pm Free event with bands, games, art show and more Raising awareness and preventing homelessness.
On a Melbourne winter’s day, in the week before it closed, we braved the cold and the crowds and did a group outing to the Van Gogh exhibition at the National Gallery in St Kilda Road. This was the most attended exhibition the gallery has ever had- even busier than the amazing Andy Warhol one [...]
As published on The Age 17 May 2017. View link to article on The Age
Every year since 2015, we have put on an annual Community Street Party in Marshall Street, South Melbourne (behind South Melbourne Town Hall). The street party revolves around lots of food and good music, and aims to: be a social outing for our tenants connect our organisation to the wider community including local residents and [...]
An innovative program for creating new housing options without building new housing, Homeshare programs have been popping up and expanding in many countries. Homeshare programs carefully create safe and compatible matches between people with spare rooms who could also benefit from some help and companionship, with people needing affordable accommodation. South Port has engaged in [...]
We started out life in the 1980s as a manager of State Government owned rooming houses. In those days rooming houses were for people from all walks of life, including local workers at the docks and younger people coming to the city to look for work. Over time, government eligibility rules changed, and the tenant [...]