The national Ageing on the Edge – Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project is holding a half day forum on the renting crisis facing older people in NSW. The forum will include the latest research on older renters in NSW and hear from older people and advocates about the housing challenges faced by older people on low incomes. Attendees are invited to work towards solutions. Morning tea will be provided.
The Victorian Ombudsman has been investigating the Office of Housing’s debt enforcement policy and have found that the Office of Housing (OOH) has failed to meet the obligations of a social landlord. The OOH has now agreed to major changes that will have a big, beneficial impact for many of our clients...
Housing for the Aged Action Group, a Victorian organisation working to improve conditions for older renters, welcomed news of major changes to the state’s rental laws over the weekend. The Andrews Government will ban no-reason notices to vacate, allow tenants to keep pets, and introduce a Residential Tenancies Commissioner to make it easier to resolve minor disputes.
HAAG's next Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 16th November 2017. Here we will present our 2016-2017 Annual report and elect our new Committee of Managment. A light lunch will be provided so if you'd like to come along please register your attendance for catering by calling us on 03 9654 7389 or by emailing email@example.com
A report released today based on the latest 2016 Census is showing a rapidly rising number of older people at risk of homelessness in South Australia. This research, a partnership between Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) and The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) and funded by The Wicking Trust, has found that a significant number of older people in the private rental market in South Australia are living in housing poverty. Read the Summary ReportRead the Full Report
The Victorian Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry has failed to deliver, according to retirement housing residents and advocates. Despite nearly 800 submissions to the Inquiry and recommendations that promised meaningful reform, the pleas of residents have fallen on deaf ears, with many of the proposed reforms pushed off into the long grass of more reviews.