Today HAAG released a report showing the extent of the housing crisis for older Victorians. Written by Dr Debbie Faulkner from the University of South Australia, it combines census data with data from Specialist Homelessness Services to closely examine the housing circumstances of people aged 55+ in Victoria.
The coronavirus is having a huge impact on many aspects of our lives, including our housing. HAAG is actively lobbying government for better protections for older renters during the pandemic, and your feedback will help us make sure we have the best information about older people’s housing needs right now. Take the survey now
Older people are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. They need safe and affordable housing so they can practice physical distancing, quarantine and self-isolation as required. HAAG welcomes the government’s announcement about new protections for renters in the context of the pandemic, but outlines further measures that must be taken to protect older renters, during, and after the pandemic.