Making Home: Where to next? Alternative housing options + pathways


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As housing prices increase, more and more older women are seeking access to affordable housing alternatives.

Nursing homes, retirement villages, expensive private rentals and traditional owner-mortgage arrangements are no longer meeting the financial or social needs of many.

Come along and learn about existing and emerging alternative housing options in Victoria—why they are needed, what they are trying to achieve and how they are funded.


  • Jennifer Kulas – Development Manager, Nightingale Housing, 2020 Churchill Fellow investigating innovative housing models for women
  • Caryn Kakas – Head of Housing Strategy, ANZ Bank
  • Natasha Liddell – Development Manager, Women’s Property initiative
  • Anneke Deutsch – President of WINC – Older Women in Cohousing

This event is presented by the City of Melbourne with Jo Cannington, Affordable Housing Manager, facilitating the panel discussion.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.