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.

Hanging on the telephone

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Shane and Fiona talk to Jodie, one of HAAG's intake team, about her work and what people can expect if they call HAAG for assistance.

What's hotter than Taylor Swift? Housing Justice

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Shane and Fiona speak to Sabrina Clarke, project worker for Better Renting, about their newly released report into the heat and humidiity of rental properties across australia. We chat about what their research demonstrated and the need for better rental standards.  Read the report and find out more on their website https://www.betterrenting.org.au/

Older People's Housing at the Victorian Homelessness Conference

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Shane and Fiona hear from speakers at the Victorian Homelessness Conference, held at Melbourne Town Hall late last year. Vera Considine talks about her experience of precarious housing as an older woman, and Peter Sibly talks about his plans for the Footscray Lions Village co-operative for older women.

Valentine's Special: We Love Housing for older people

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Shane and Fiona hear speakers from the National Housing Conference panel on older people's housing, which HAAG facilitated last year. First, Luke Garswood from Connect Vic Park in Western Australia, and then Dee, a resident of Wintringham. Don't forget to subscribe to 3CR!  

LGBTIQA+ Housing Justice for older people

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
We hear from seven members of HAAG's LGBTIQA+ working group - Rosemary, Robert, Margaret, Rikki, Chuping, Garry and Georgie - who talk about what home means to them. Then we hear from Andrew Rogers from Val's Ageing and Aged Care and HAAG's Committee of Management, about Midsumma, and their radio show on 3CR Rainbows Don't Fade with Age.

Staying Cool - Sweltering Cities

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Fiona talks to Emma Bacon from Sweltering Cities about recent indications from the Victorian Government to introduce minimum standards for rental homes on cooling, and what we need them to put into law to make homes safer for older people in heat waves.We also talk about a new heat stress tool, the annual Summer Survey and how heatwaves are a systemic issue that need to be tackled by all levels of government and community, not just individuals.To check out the Heat Stress test go to: https://heatwatch.sydney.edu.auTo complete the Summer Survey go to: https://swelteringcities.org

Raise the roof Xmas Special

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Shane and Fiona listen back to some of the stories of older women and homelessness, with an uplifting message from Molly Hadfield Award winner Vanessa Heart

Scams. Lemon Cars and Ombudsmans with Consumer Action Law Centre

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Shane and Fiona hear from Rose Bruce-Smith about the types of things Consumer Action Law Centre are seeing affect older people - sophisticated scams, dodgy car sales, and retirement disputes - and what needs to be done about it. Heaps of great resources on their website https://consumeraction.org.au/

Commissioner for Residential Tenancies

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Shane and Steph talk to Victoria's Commissioner for Residential Tenancies, Heather Holst, about her role and the problems faced by renters (and especially older renters) in the state. 

Not even stagnating: renters rights and the Victorian Housing Statement

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Shane and Reuben talk to Louisa Bassini, the Acting Director of Legal Practice at Inner Melbourne Community Legal, about the Victorian government's recent Housing Statement, focusing on the government's plans to demolish all the city's public housing highrises and what that means for current public housing tenants. We also talk more broadly about renters rights and the housing situation in Melbourne.