At Risk: Older Women facing Homelessness in Australia - launching two reports detailing the burning issue of 405,000 older women at risk homelessness and the challenges many of them face living in the private rental sector.
HAAG was shocked at reports of a “hard lockdown” being enforced by police on public housing tenants in Flemington and North Melbourne on Saturday. This response was inappropriate and stigmatized low income, mostly migrant Victorians, many of whom have English as a second language.
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.