Support for the redevelopment of a Melbourne CBD building to deliver accommodation and support services for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Make Room is a unique partnership between the City of Melbourne, State Government, Unison Housing and philanthropy. The redevelopment of a council-owned building will see 50 studio apartments created as secure housing options in inner Melbourne for people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in the city.
Alongside secure housing, the project provides wrap-around support services. The ground floor will be activated as a community space, and the rooftop will include a communal garden.
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust provided $220,000 to Unison Housing to support Make Room.
The Trust’s contribution to Make Room covers all construction and ancillary costs required to build one of the environmentally-conscious, sustainably-designed self-contained studio apartments. Each studio apartment includes a bedroom, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom.