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Layfield Street and Rooming Houses

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 [...]

By | 2020-10-06T15:23:12+11:00 October 6th, 2020|News & Events|0 Comments

SPCHG Covid-19 Response

SPCHG is monitoring the developments of COVID-19 carefully, responding to the most up-to-date information regarding the spread of the virus. We are following recommendations from the State and Federal Government to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep staff, tenants and clients healthy.   Some key measures we have implementing have meant that the [...]

By | 2020-04-03T14:09:54+11:00 April 3rd, 2020|News & Events|0 Comments

Our SPCHG book wins history award!

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 [...]

By | 2019-11-06T05:23:38+11:00 November 6th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

Bins Back!

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 [...]

By | 2019-09-25T05:36:59+10:00 September 25th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments


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 [...]

By | 2019-08-19T04:01:48+10:00 August 19th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

We’re on the hunt for a dedicated Youth Housing Support Program – Case Manager to join the Team.

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 [...]

By | 2019-08-06T07:16:35+10:00 August 6th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments

Crisis accommodation in crisis.

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 [...]

By | 2019-03-06T03:42:06+11:00 March 6th, 2019|News & Events|0 Comments