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 400 members strong.
A society where older people have secure, safe & affordable housing
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
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 National Ageing Research Institute and the University of South Australia.
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.
Call: 03 9654 7389