About

Housing for the Aged Action Group

Housing for the Aged Action Group

Housing for the Aged Action Group is the only Australian organisation specialised in the housing needs of older people. Coming from grass-roots beginnings over 30 years ago, HAAG today is over 200 members strong.  

Our Vision

A society where older people have secure, safe & affordable housing

Our Mission

We engage and work with older people through community activism, services & advocacy to achieve social change and housing justice

Our Guiding Values & Behaviours

The way we work and the behaviours which demonstrate that we mean what we say:
Inclusiveness, Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Solidarity, Equity

Our Commitment

HAAG are committed to finding long term solutions to the housing crisis facing older Australians and have partnered with organisations such as the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Council on the Ageing, the University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research and the University of Adelaide Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning.

HAAG are actively involved in the review of government legislation and our political lobbying has affected change in policy and instigated a parliamentary review of the retirement housing sector.

HAAGs Home at Last program provides practical support to those seeking an appropriate, affordable home and those having issues with their current tenancy, across all housing types.

In 2015 HAAG won the Victorian Homelessness Achievement Award for Excellence in Ending Homelessness Among Older People, and in 2017 won the  Victorian Homelessness Achievement Award for Excellence in Ending Homelessness Among Diverse Groups.

HAAG  has a zero tolerance towards discrimination within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff and service users to be free from all forms of discrimination and harassment regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or religious belief. We are proudly working towards rainbow tick accreditation to create a safer and more inclusive workplace for all. HAAG acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations and offer our respects to the elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land where we live, learn and work.

The history of HAAG

HAAG's Committee of Management

HAAG Policies

Where do you fit in? Young or old, Individual or Organisation, if you care to see that all people  have access to adequate and affordable housing in their  later years  then get in touch with us.

Call: 03 9654 7389

Email: haag@oldertenants.org.au