Independent Living Units
An independent living unit is usually a small bed sit or apartment for an older person who can live independently. Most are run by not-for-profit organisations and have varying criteria for eligibility. Want to know more? Download the Independent Living Units information sheet here
You can search for a list of Independent Living Units on Seniors Information COTA Victoria’s online directory here
Resident-funded retirement villages are one type of accommodation option for retired people (from full-time employment) aged over 55, who wish to acquire the right to occupy a self-care unit or serviced apartment.Want to know more? Read the latest revision of our information sheet on Retirement Villages.
Looking at Retirement Villages? Download COTA’s handy check-list of things to consider
You can search for a list of Retirement Villages on Seniors Information COTA Victoria’s online directory here
Abbeyfield Houses provide an affordable, secure housing option for older people who wish to maintain their independence. They offer non-institutional family-style housing close to amenities in the local community. Want to know more? Download the Abbeyfield Houses information sheet here
Community Housing is rental accommodation for people on low incomes or with special needs. It is usually funded by the government and managed by Housing Providers. Housing Providers are usually not-for-profit organisations and, in some cases, local governments.
Want to know more? Download the Community Housing information sheet here
Here the latest information about the implementation of the Victorian Housing Register.
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