Raise the Roof Podcasts

HAAGs radio show Raise the Roof airs at 5:30pm every second Wednesday 3CR Community Radio 855AM. The show explores the latest in housing issues, older people and tenants rights.

Elder Rights Now

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Fiona and Shane talk to Sue Perini from Elder Rights Advocacy about aged care services, both in-home and residential. What issues are the most common, how can people get help, and what needs to change to ensure older people can live with dignity both at home and in care? 

Budging the Budget with National Shelter

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Fiona and Shane speak to Emma Greenhalgh about the Federal Budget and what it means for people in low income and in housing stress. 

Disability discrimination and housing justice

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Shane talks to Kerry, a solicitor and community legal education coordinator from the Disability Discrimination Legal Service. Many people develop disabilities as they age, and this can seriously affect their access to housing as well as other aspects of their lives. What rights and options do disabled people have to protect themselves from discrimination?  You can call DDLS on (03) 9654 8644. You can contact HAAG on (03) 9654 7389. 

The Lived Experience of voting out the Liberal Party in NSW

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Shane and Fiona talk to Dini Liyananrchchi about the NSW State Election, where the ALP is now in minority government, and what it means for older people's housing issues. We start the show with a recording from our forum held in February, where Michelle Cook, a member of HAAG's NSW Lived Experience Advisory Group tells her personal story of housing stress and homelessness.

There has to be a fight

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Jorge Jorquera from Maribyrnong Council talks to Shane and Fiona about gentrification and rising housing costs in the inner west. We talk about how development is reshaping Footscray, including the old and new hospital sites. 

International Women's Day Special - Older women's homelessness

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
On International Womens Day we are focussing on older women and homelessness.Fiona speaks to Diana, Jen Jen and Priscilla - all older women who have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity. They talk about their experiences and what they would like Government to do about it.

Hear the lions roar - Footscray Lions Village

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Fiona and Shane speak to Anicia, Violet, Elvie and David about the Footscray Lions Village redevelopment and their hopes for the future.To read more about the United Housing Co-op and Lions Club partnership to build 55+ womens housing, see https://www.unitedhousing.org.au/news/united-housing-co-operative-big-housing-build/To sign the Sweltering Cities petition for better cooling in rental housing see 

What we really think about the NSW government

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
This week HAAG headed to Sydney to talk about older people's housing issues ahead of the upcoming state election. On this episode, I talk to HAAG member Michelle about living in a caravan park and organising for housing justice, and Fiona York about new research on the lives and needs of older renters in NSW. 

HAAG at Midsumma - older LGBTI people and housing

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Fiona speaks to Robert Brierley, member of HAAG's LGBTI community advisory group about Midsumma and the upcoming Better Together conferenceTo complete HAAG's survey go to: LGBTI surveyFor information about our upcoming Loud, Proud and Unhoused events 

Finding Care - new Care Finder program at HAAG and end of the ACH era

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Shane talks to Steph and Kobi about the new Federal Government program Care Finder, which is replacing the Assistance with Care and Housing program nationally.