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Open Day at Seaside [Sunday 6 Sept 12-2pm]

For the first time ever, St Kilda Community Housing is throwing open the doors of one of its largest rooming houses to the general public.

Seaside Lodge, at 342 Beaconsfield Parade, was built in 1917 in the Edwardian style. It remained intact until 1985, when a fire swept through both the front and the back buildings. The back building was completely destroyed and could not be salvaged but the front building retained much of its original structure. The building remained damaged for two years, when the then Ministry of Housing purchased the building and set about restoring the front building and rebuilding the back section.

Seaside after the fire

Seaside after the fire

When these works were completed, the property was handed over to the St Kilda Rooming House Issues Group (now St Kilda Community Housing, SCH) for them to manage on behalf of the Ministry. All up, the two buildings accommodated 59 people in single rooms with shared facilities.

It continued to be run as a traditional rooming house until 2010, when the building was gradually emptied to make way for a new redevelopment of both buildings into self-contained units for SCH residents. The redevelopment was officially launched by the then Housing Minister, Wendy Lovell, in 2012. There are now 36 people living in the two buildings.

Seaside Lodge has gone from being an extremely difficult property to manage to one of our best properties. There is very little turnover in tenants and a very high level of satisfaction.

Come and join us on September 6th for Open Day at 342 Beaconsfield Parade. We’ll be offering hot dogs and drinks as well as guided tours of this magnificent rooming house. The action takes place between 12.00-2.00pm. Call 9534 1809 or email friends@stkch.org.au to RSVP.

St Kilda Community Housing Dinner Photos

Check out the photos from our inaugural community dinner with Colin Lane as MC and Minister Martin Foley addressing the event. Everyone had a great time.

Friends of StKCH Community Dinner

You and your friends are invited to the Friends of St Kilda Community Housing inaugural fundraising Community Dinner. Come along and help us celebrate 30 years of building sustainable social housing in St Kilda.

7pm Friday 1 May 2015
St Kilda Town Hall

There will be an MC and entertainment. More details will be confirmed on this page.

Dinner will be catered by HEAT, a practical youth re-engagement program delivered from the SKYS Learning Centre in South Melbourne, and run in partnership with William Angliss Institute TAFE and the City of Port Phillip. Alcoholic and soft drinks will be provided.

Tickets are $85 each (or $150 for 2 tickets). Funds raised will go to the St Kilda Community Housing Solar Energy Project.

RSVP by 20 April 2015

Help us publicise the event

You can help by downloading, printing and putting up the poster here.

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The People’s Solar Project

Community housing providers are having to raise rents for their tenants because of the ever-increasing costs of utilities.

This is affecting some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in our society.

To change this situation,  St Kilda Community Housing has joined with The People’s Solar to establish the first ever crowd funding project to kick start the first round of funding needed to put 15Kw of power on the roof of one of our rooming houses.

Do you want to help disadvantaged people and the environment at one and the same time?

Then help St Kilda Community Housing raise the money to raise the solar panels on our roof.

To donate please visit http://www.thepeoplessolar.com/stkildat2m/