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Moving towards our long term goal of energy efficiency

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 [...]

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 [...]

SPCHG COVID-19 UPDATE

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. HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS Although SPCHG is doing all we can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

LAYFIELD STREET UPGRADE

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 [...]

Raise the Rate. $40 a day is not enough to live on. You can help

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. [...]