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.


Our social media quiz questions the governments priorities investing $688 million in the "HomeBuilder" home renovation scheme, rather than investing in public, affordable housing.

Many retirement housing residents have questions about their rights in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, so we put this factsheet together to answer some of the most common ones.

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.

We are working off-site and have cancelled all face-to-face meetings and services. We are still available and working to protect all vulnerable older clients.