• Barkly Street

Sale of 96 Barkly Street

July 4th, 2024|news|

It was bittersweet to sell our lovely old rooming house on Barkly Street. The building offered 18 rooms with shared facilities, as well as some lovely, shared areas, and relaxing gardens.

Formerly a private hotel, a student hall of residence, and at one time, a single private home, the property could no longer offer accommodation that matched community standards. The rooms were small. The heritage overlay, solid brick construction, layout, and associated costs prevented us from remodeling it.

We cannot afford to lose 18 homes from our portfolio, and neither can the local community. Focused as they were on the most vulnerable […]

Volunteer Profile – Scott

July 2nd, 2024|news|

I have been volunteering at St Kilda Community Housing for over 2 years. As an Elwood local I enjoy giving back to my community. I recommend the organisation to potential volunteers and supporters.

I grew up in Northern Victoria, our family had dairy, sheep and cattle farms and my parents were keen sportspeople, they enjoyed running and table tennis. I picked up this attribute from them and my loves were Australian football, cricket, tennis and golf.

I was drafted to play football for North Melbourne as a 17-year-old, and spent 4 years with them. I played for Coburg in the old VFA, […]

Wellington Street Common Ground Project Update

July 2nd, 2024|news|

Our Common Ground Supportive Housing project is progressing well. The old rooming house is gone, and the foundations of the new building are in.

The old rooming house provided shared facility accommodation and was no longer fit for purpose. It wasn’t a good place to live and wasn’t a good neighbour. The Victorian Government, Homes Victoria, and The City of Port Phillip, are jointly funding the $10.5m project, which will replace the tired, 12 bedroom, shared facility rooming house with 26 self-contained studios, alongside concierge assistance, onsite support services, and renter-focused tenancy management services. Designed to house people […]


Welcome to Wellington Street Common Ground Project

February 6th, 2024|news|

This critical project is designed to end homelessness for people in St Kilda, specifically for community members who are sleeping rough or who have experienced chronic homelessness.
The $10.5m initiative will deliver 26 self-contained permanent social housing units

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