The voices of older people without homes and those struggling to afford rent must be prioritised as the new Albanese Government seeks to address Australia’s housing crisis. We need to build at least 25,000 new public, community and affordable homes each year so older people, and others on low incomes, aren't left struggling to compete in Australia's brutal private rental market
Following on from the success of the At Risk forum in 2021 which mobilised hundreds of older people across the country to take action and demand change from their federal politicians, Housing for the Aged Action Group and the National Alliance of Seniors for Housing are taking the next steps to bring the campaigns demands to the federal election. We can’t afford another three years of inaction while older people are the fastest growing group experiencing homelessness in this country.
HAAG welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the Queensland Government of measures to address older women’s homelessness, as part of their overall Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025. A new housing and support hub model will be developed to assist older women, providing a “single entry point”, and taking an early intervention and prevention approach.