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.


The number of people older than 55 living in private rentals in Queensland increased by 71% over the past decade, according to new analysis of the 2021 Census released today.

Anne Maher, Theresa Jasper-Dennis and Joan Broughan from Housing for the Aged Action Group talked to ABC Breakfast Radio in response to the latest announcement of another interest rate rise.

The proportion of people over 55 and renting or paying off their mortgage in New South Wales is higher than ever before, according to analysis of the 2021 Census

Older people in New South Wales waiting for social housing were dealt a blow today, with the NSW Government failing to support a recommendation by one of its own inquires that the priority age for social housing be lowered.

The housing crisis for older people in New South Wales is getting worse. This state election it is time to act to turn the situation around. We are calling on the New South Wales Government to urgently address the housing crisis facing older people.

Changes to federal funding for the Assistance with Care and Housing, as well as the Aged Care System Navigator, will effect what services will be delivered to older renters and people at risk of homelessness