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The NSW Ageing on the Edge Forum is a coalition of over 140 organisations and supporters. The members of the Forum are advocates for change, including older people with lived experience of homelessness, service providers, peak advocacy bodies and private sector organisations, working together to address housing and homelessness related issues of older people.

The Coordination Group of the NSW Ageing on the Edge Forum comprises of:

  Council of the Aged NSW logo  Housing for the Aged Action Group logo  Mercy Foundation logo  Uniting Logo    Womens Housing Company LogoShelter NSW logo

Older Womens Network NSW logo   Womens Electoral Lobby logo

Action Updates

8 Oct 2023

The housing crisis is the worst in living memory. It is a humanitarian disaster. 750,000 people live in housing stress and are in desperate need of secure housing. What is on offer from federal and state governments is grossly inadequate and set to make the situation worse. Hear from a panel of activist researchers, unionists and housing activists from all over the country discuss how to achieve housing justice.

A business case outlining how a gap  gap in housing services for older people can be filled by establishing a service providing specialist housing information and support.

Read the business case

Read the powerpoint presentation

Joint Statement by Tenants’ Union of NSW, Shelter NSW, and the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) along with Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG).

A fixed rental price must be advertised at the time a property is put up for rent. This advertised rate would act as a ceiling. Older people are already struggling to find affordable housing in an extremely competitive housing market. They are unlikely to be able to bid higher on properties on a limited income.

Read our submission

Seven New South Wales independent candidates and MPs are calling on the incoming state government to address homelessness among older people by introducing a specialist housing support service for older people, lowering the priority age from 80 years, and building more social and affordable housing.




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Ageing on the Edge is a project of Housing for the Aged Action Group supported by the Wicking Trust