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An invitation to celebrate

Barkly Street house

The Board and staff of St Kilda Community Housing are delighted to invite you to celebrate with us, the acquisition of 96 Barkly St, St Kilda, as a new housing solution for older single women.

You are invited to a house warming on Friday 7th September 2018 at 5.30pm at 96 Barkly St, St Kilda.

We will be joined by local Member of Parliament, Mr Martin Foley MP Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing in the Victorian Government.

A tour of the property will follow an address on older women and homelessness presented by St. Kilda Community Housing Ltd. Board
Member and advocate, Ms Mary Bartlett.

Elenara Re-opens!

Elenara re-opens

On Friday 11 May 2018, Vic Housing Minister Martin Foley MP formally opened our newly renovated rooming house ‘Elenara’ at 2 Fitzroy Street – St Kilda. The historic former seaside hotel built 100 years ago, close to St Kilda Beach, has for most of its life housed vulnerable residents, and has been integral to our local community housing service. The valuable site had been threatened with sale under the previous government. Only after a passionate campaign by over 3,000 locals, and promises made by the incoming government, were we not only able to #SaveElenara, but – thanks to a multi-million dollar State Government upgrade grant – the building has been converted into modern, self contained living units.

The building has been returned to our lease – and is now already occupied with tenants, making it home. It is a great example of a state-of-the-art, clean, warm, safe rooming house featuring solar panels, solar hydronic heating and security and intercom systems. It is a model for social housing development in this state.

Photos include a previous tour by the St Kilda Community Housing board prior to tenancy, and the opening on Friday attended by reps from City of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Community Group, SouthPort UnitingCare, HousingFirst, StarHealth, the Victorian Government and many other local agencies and services.

Thanks for supporting the St Kilda Community Housing: Save Elenara Campaign!

You can see all of the photos in our Facebook page – click here.