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.

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/

Inquiry into Homelessness

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Shane, Leonie and Gemma talk about the inquiry into homelessness. You can make a submission into the inquiry herehttps://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/lsic-lc/inquiry/976- submissions have been extended to March

Save Public Housing

Wednesday, January 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/

End of Year Review

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Fiona, Shane, Pam and Leonie talk about the year at HAAG and for older people's housing issues more generally. From activist campaigns to Royal Commissions, what did we achieve in 2019 and what remains to be done?As we mentioned on the show, if you're looking for a Christmas lunch, the Council to Homeless Persons has a list of meal services for people experiencing homelessness. They also have a list of services that will be open over the holiday period here.

Silenced and Invisible: Heatwaves and housing justice

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Shane and Fiona interview Margareta Windisch about her research into heatwaves and older people, and how good quality housing can play an important part in protecting people against the increasing heatwaves we are facing. Heatwaves are silent killers, and they kill the silent. Hear about how heatwaves are a political issue.

Commission, Review, Inquire

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
This month, HAAG has been busy as state and federal governments investigate issues that effect older people's housing. Shane talks about the state government's reviews of the Retirement Villages Actand the Residential Tenancies Regulations, before Fiona and Leonie continue discussion of the Aged Care Royal Commission and homelessness as an aged care issue.

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