Housing for the Aged Action Group exists to work towards the alleviation of housing related poverty for older Australians. We offer free advice to older people who need information and support about accommodation issues.
Our new service aims to assist older people who live in insecure, unsafe or inappropriate housing with a major focus on addressing the plight of thousands of older people struggling to survive in private rental housing.
Preventing first time homelessness amongst older Australians
Dr Maree Petersen, University of Queensland
Dr Petersen provides a summary of recent research she has conducted. Dr Petersen interviewed 20 (Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged) ACHA workers, managers and stakeholders.
Click here to download the research (237 KB)
We are very pleased to announce that the Department of Human Services have agreed to continue funding our Home at Last service until June 2015! Home at Last was originally funded in April 2012 for an 18 month period as a pilot project to develop prevention and early intervention strategies for older people at risk of homelessness. This has been part of the state government’s Homelessness Action Plan and the Homelessness Innovations Action Projects.
Radio National Sunday 18th August 2013 photo by Kylie Grey
For many baby boomers homelessness is just a couple of rent payments away. Up to a quarter of a million older Australians may be at risk. As Kylie Grey uncovers in this Background Briefing investigation homelessness has a new face. Have we left it too late for a radical re-think on how we house our ageing population?
Background Briefing Sunday 18th August at 8.00am. For many baby boomers homelessness is just a couple of rent payments away. To go the Radio National Page to hear this program and to download text article, click here
The end of homelessness (?)
Street homelessness could be eliminated in Victoria within 10 years if the government spent less than $15 million a year on new homes and support, the state's peak homelessness body says. Click here to read more.
January 2014 podcast
Marc Westley, HAAG Tenant Worker, discusses recurring tenancy issues faced by older people in private rental accommodation. 22 January 2014 podcast
Click here to download the podcast (13 MB)
Update on household living costs
An update on household living costs
A Squeeze on Spending? An Update on Household Living Costs for Senior Australians by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2013.
Click here to download a summary of the report.
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