Our mission is to provide affordable, secure, financially and environmentally sustainable housing for people on low incomes, primarily in the South and East of Melbourne who are committed to cooperative democracy and engagement.


The services provided by SouthEast define its reality as a housing co-op. SouthEast commits to ensuring its long term capacity to continuous improvement of all services.


Members own and control their co-op and this is the essential characteristic of SouthEast. The board represents the members best through its obligation to be representative, accountable and transparent.


SouthEast is committed to the values of cooperation, voluntary membership, democratic control, autonomy & independence, co-op education and cooperation between co-ops.

breakingthroughtheaffordabilityceilingpaperSEHC General Manager Ian McLaren attended a National Housing Affordability Roundtable on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at the RACV City Club, Melbourne.

The roundtable was organised by the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and sponsored by bankmecu and Common Equity Housing Limited.

A briefing document was prepared for the rountable -  Breaking Through the Affordability Ceiling.

The briefing paper refers to rental housing but notes: The major downsides of renting are that renters do not enjoy long term security with tenure at the call of the owner." There is no acknowledgement that in Victoria there are 128 rental housing co-operatives with 2517 properties housing over 6000 people and with a combined turnover of over $15 million.

Read Breaking Through the Affordability Ceiling.

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SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd
Plaza Business Centre, the Hub, Level 3,
26 to 36 McCrae St. Dandenong 3175

Telephone: 03 9706 8005

Fax: 03 9706 8558

PO Box 7141 Dandenong Victoria 3175


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