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.

HHHC1995HeskinLeavitt 001The Hidden History of Housing Cooperatives  explores the potential of housing co-operatives in the United States, the history , conflicts about housing co-operatives and how they have interacted with race, ethnicity and gender.

Dr. Heskin is author of Struugle for Community, a book about five limited equity co-operatives in Los Angeles. Dr. Leavitt is co-author of From Abandonment to Hope, a study of limited equity co-operatives in New York City from a feminist perspective and author of a monograph, Defining Cultural Differences in Space: Public Housing as a Microcosm.

The Hidden History of Housing Co-operatives
Allan Heskin andJacqueline Leavitt
Center for Cooperatives
University of California

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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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