Raise the Roof Podcasts

HAAGs monthly radio show Raise the Roof airs at 6pm on the last Wednesday of every month on 3CR Community Radio. The shoe explores the latest in housing issues, older people and tenants rights.

Election Edition - National Seniors Housing network and policy discussion

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
On the eve of the Federal Election, Pam and Fiona chat with Leonie Bessant about the National Alliance for Seniors Housing and what they are hoping for from a Federal Government to address the housing affordability crisis.  We also discuss the recent amendments in Victoria to the Residential Tenancies Act and what older renters should be aware of. 

Large and in charge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pam and Fiona chat to Jeanette Large from Women's Property initiatve about their older women's housing pilot program, building housing for older women with a small amount of savings. 

Winners are grinners

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Fiona and Pam interview the recipients of the Molly Hadfield and Frances Penington Awards for outstanding volunteering by social housing tenants. We hear from Suzie Mcoll in Williamstown, Joan Mitchell and Andie Sweeney in Shepparton and Erika Lodge in Kensington.

Centrestink - social security rights and you

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Shane and Pam interview Peter from Social Security Rights Victoria, about your rights on the pension and Newstart, and the impact on housing affordability.

New beginnings!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Introducing HAAG's new twice-monthly timeslot, Shane, Fiona and Pam talk about older people's housing issues and activism and we hear from two HAAG members who have recently moved into public housing.

Like a VOSS

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Voices of the South Side is a social inclusion and community-building program running out of Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre. We talk to Deb McIntosh, who runs the program, and a participant named Maurya about her experiences of homelessness and how VOSS helped her reconnect with her community.

Midsumma HAAGs

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Shane and Pam talk to Fiona York from HAAG about our new Service Navigator program, which will help people navigate the aged care system, as well as HAAG's expanding national project, and what we learnt from our stall at Midsumma Carnival.

2018 Year in Review

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Shane and Pam talk to HAAG's Fiona York about what 2018 brought - both for the organisation and for older people's housing issues more broadly.

Val's House

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Shane and Pam from HAAG talk to Pauline from Val's LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care about the specific housing needs of LGBTI older people, and what the state election results mean for older people's housing in Victoria.

Public housing activism, then and now

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Shane and Pam talk to outgoing HAAG manager April Bragg about decades of work and struggle for public housing. April talks about successful campaigns by public housing tenants of the 70s and 80s for security of tenure and against eviction. Great anecdotes about eviction resistance, direct action and the vital role of working class women in the struggles for housing justice.