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.

LGBTI older people's housing issues

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Shane speaks to Rebecca Walton about her survey of LGBTI older people and housing. Fiona talks about the latest Federal Govt announcement on housing stimulus.Sign the Everybody's Home Petition here:https://everybodyshome.com.au/filthy-rich-homeless/

Housing for older people across the nation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Fiona talks to Kobi Maglen, who has recently joined HAAG on our national project Ageing on the Edge, to give an update about housing for older people across the country. Fiona also talks about our COVID-19 survey on older renters and housing

Where to build more public housing?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Fiona talks to Liam Davies from the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT about their interim report into "surplus land" the government is planning to sell, and how better suited it would be to build more public housing.Shane talks about the latest rental reforms for COVID-19 and the inadequate response from government to assist older renters.

Finding housing during a pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Shane and Fiona talk to housing worker Melis about the challenges of housing older people during the coronavirus pandemic. Shane talks about the changes to renting under proposed laws.

Older renters and COVID19

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Shane and Fiona talk about the recent announcements for renters during the COVID19 crisis - do they go far enough for older renters?Then Fiona talks to Phyll, Pam and Maeve, all residents of independent living units, to see how they are coping with the stage 3 social distancing requirements, and asks whether living through other global crises like World War 2 has helped them in dealing with this one?

Choosing Care - navigating the home care market

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Fiona chats to Ben Martin-Hobbs from the Consumer Policy Research Centre about his research into how people choose their home care provider. He found some interesting differences between the experiences of older people living in retirement villages, home owners and renters.

Jeff's last hoorah

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Jeff Fiedler is leaving HAAG after 23 years of dedicated service to the issues of older people and housing. On this show, Shane and Pam chat to Jeff and April about the history of housing activism at HAAG

Community Housing Co-Ops in East Gippsland; Surviving the Fires

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Fiona speaks to Deb Foskey, an older resident of Orbost in far East Gippsland, about her experience as a member of a remote community housing co-operative in the 1970’s and 80’s and more recently, what it has been like for older people coping with the recent fires.

Burning need for more affordable housing

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Fiona and Leonie talk about the impact of the East Gippsland fires on older people experiencing homelessness, with Assistance with Care and Housing Worker Val Marshall. Val talks about the evacuations, the lack of public housing, the expensive rents and the difficulty in finding housing for people even before these fires.

Save Public Housing

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Fiona and Shane talk to three members of the Save Public Housing group - David Kelly, Kerrie Byrne and Clare Hanson - about the public housing redevelopments. Hear from tenants about what this renewal means for them, and what the implications for the redevelopments are for our public housing stock. You can find out more on their website here: https://www.savepublichousing.com/