Homes for Life: Towards an older persons housing strategy
Homes for Life: Towards an older persons housing strategy has been developed by a coalition of non-government organisations concerned about the increasing housing affordability crisis facing our ageing population. As our population ages there is massive housing change underway. Home ownership, formerly the foundation of our housing, pension and aged care system, is rapidly in decline. In addition, more people are retiring with a mortgage or living in long-term private rental with ever-increasing rents and the threat of eviction. In the worst of cases, deinstitutionalisation and other social factors have seen many, now older people, spend the majority of their lives unemployed and living in a variety of rooming houses, pension only supported residential services or on the street. None of these options are appropriate for the older person.