A new report by the Ageing on the Edge NSW Forum is advocating for the NSW Government to adopt the Home at Last program running in Victoria, which provides advice, support and advocacy for older people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The report recommends a comprehensive approach based the tried and tested model in Victoria which has been operating since 2012.
There is real momentum for change to address older person's homelessness across the country. Our voices are powerful. People speaking out and asking decision makers for action can shift government policy to improve housing outcomes for older people as a priority. This toolkit provides some tips for influencing your federal representatives
We need to turn our awareness of older womens homelessness into targeted action. Use this form to send a message to your elected representatives in Federal Parliament to let them know they need to act now.
HAAG sent this letter to Victorian Ministers for Consumer Affairs, Housing and Planning, asking them to reinstate the state’s emergency COVID renting laws, and in particular the eviction moratorium, as an urgent measure to avoid exposing older Victorians to a risk of eviction and homelessness during the pandemic.
New South Wales government handed down the State budget today. It was encouraging to see the additional investment to address rough sleeping in NSW with $57 million for Together Home program. However, it was disappointing to see the lack of investment on housing support for older people.