Prahran Malvern Community Housing

About Us

Prahran Malvern Community Housing Inc. (PMCH) previously Prahran Community Housing was established as a result of an initiative auspiced by Copelen on 1981 to address the affordable housing needs of the Prahran community.  The organisation became independent in 1987. PMCH has operated continuously ever since and currently manages community housing in the cities of Stonnington, Glen Eira and Port Phillip.

The organisation has developed a unique and well-respected service model that seeks to continuously maximise opportunities for social justice, and an aspiration to inspire mutual respect and compassion amongst all members of our community. The organisation consciously applies these principals, which are reflected in all our practices.  The philosophy of PMCH subscribes to the belief that all people have a right to quality secure and affordable housing and those services should be delivered in a way that respects the dignity of consumers and encourages self-determination.

PMCH is a not for profit, incorporated association and is governed by a community based Board which acts as an interface between the client group and the wider community and is committed to ethical governance and challenging social inequity.

Our Mission

OUR VISION - We want everyone in Melbourne to have a high quality affordable home to live in for as long as they need it.

Our Mission - We provide high quality affordable housing to people on low incomes. We assist many of our tenants to keep their homes by linking them with people and services in their community.

Our Values- We are passionate about what we do. We are committed to social justice and the following values inform how we work and interact with our tenants, our partners and each other. Clear Communication- We value clear communication and demonstrate this by listening and responding to what our tenants say they need and by keeping them well-informed of their rights and responsibilities. We promote honest, open dialog with our tenants, staff and partners and we reflect on the feedback we receive.Respect- We demonstrate the value we place on  respect by working alongside our tenants and by respecting their boundaries. We respect our tenants, staff and partners by listening to different points of view and by favouring collaboration over competition. Trust- We show how highly we value trust with our tenants, staff and partners by following through on our commitments and by investing time and energy in building honest and meaningful relationships.