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Tourist accommodation should be opened up for the “hidden homeless” who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“No Victorian should lose their home during this pandemic, or because of it,” said HAAG's Chair, Phyll Williams.  “Older people are the fastest-growing segment of the private rental market, and the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.  The government must ensure that renters aren’t put on the street, where they will be completely unable to take any social-distancing or self-isolation measures.”

HAAG is taking steps to limit the potential spread of the corona virus. This means that we will be having less face-to-face meetings with our members, volunteers and clients, and there will be less people in the office. We will still be answering the phone and encourage people to stay in touch!

The national Ageing on the Edge Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project is soon to release its report on the housing crisis facing a growing number of older people in Queensland.

Our office closes from 5.00pm 24 December and re-opens on 9.00am January 2 2020

For urgent assistance, call the Statewide Homeless Line 1800 825 955

We wish all our members, supporters, clients and friends all the best for the season!

 

The Victorian Government is currently reviewing the Retirement Villages Act and has published a 60-page Issues Paper about the review. If you live in a retirement village, this is a great time to let the government know what needs to change in your industry.

The Victorian Government is collecting feedback on the Residential Tenancies Regulations, and has published a draft set of regulations. If you live in rental housing, this is a great time to tell the government about your needs as an older tenant.

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