Housing for the Aged Action Group acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we work, the Wurunjeri People of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders past, present and future.
Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face unique challenges when it comes to accessing and maintaining housing. In 2016-17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 25% of the clients accessing specialist homelessness services. To ensure the needs of this community are adequately and appropriately addressed HAAG can also refer clients to the specialist services that are best placed to provide support, if they wish. Information on some of these services can be found below.
We have a deep respect for the world’s longest surviving culture and wish to identify opportunities within our organisation to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are over represented in homelessness. To this end HAAG are working towards a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to support the national reconciliation movement.
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders
Aboriginal Housing Victoria
A not-for-profit registered Housing Association servicing Victoria.
Aboriginal Community Elders Service
Located in Brunswick, ACES is a community controlled organisation that provides all three aged care programs: Home And Community Care (HACC), Koori Community Aged Care Program (KCACP), Planned Activities Group (PAG) and Residential care services.
A registered Housing Association servicing Goulburn and Ovens Murray regions of Victoria
WAYSS - Indigenous Tenants at Risk Program
Services are funded to provide assistance to people in the Cities of Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Casey and the Shires of Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula