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.

Manufacturing Dissent?

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
On today's show, Shane talks to Judy Duff, a HAAG member and Chair of the Manufactured Home Owners Association of Victoria, an organisation of and for residential park residents. They talk about the group's history and aims, the big issues residents face, and the recent Roundtable co-organised by HAAG and the Commissioner for Residential Tenancies. You can contact the MHOA by calling 0431 347 797 or email info.mhoa.vic@gmail.com, or contact HAAG on (03) 9654 7389. 

Things will be Different - Walker Street Estate documentary

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Shane and Fiona spoke to Lucie McMahon and Celeste Declario-Davis about their new documentary "Things will be different", documenting the so-called "renewal" of public housing in Northcote, Victoria. To find out more go to www.thingswillbedifferent.com

Undercover - hidden faces of homelessness

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Fiona and Shane talk to Diana Fisk, the impact producer for Undercover, a new documentary recently screened at Melbourne International Film Festival, about older women's homelessness, about the women interviewed for the film and how the film links to social change efforts. Find out more about the film at www.undercoverdocumentary.com

Working groups, forums and roundtables

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
With Fiona away, Shane invites, er, Fiona to talk about the importance of older people leading their own struggles for housing justice. We talk about some of the ways HAAG tries to facilitate this, including our ongoing action and reference groups, and the upcoming Residential Parks Roundtable we're co-organising with the Office of the Commissioner for Residential Tenancies. If you'd like to find out more, please call us on 9654 7389. 

NAIDOC Special - Aboriginal Elders and housing

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Fiona and Shane speak to our regional project worker, and Wamba Wamba woman Teresa Jasper about her work in regional Victoria and the importance of safely housnig elders for the wellbeing of the whole family and community. We then hear from Cheryl Axebly from Aboriginal Community Housing in South Australia about their purpose built innovate elders village.

"Hard to fix a contradiction"

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
In this episode we talk to an activist named Glen about his experiences in the struggle for housing justice in the 80s and 90s, and how the circumstances and campaigns of that era compare to today.

Come join us! Older LGBTI housing reference group

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Shane talks to Ricki Spencer, an older transgender sociologist and member of HAAG's LGBTI community reference group about what the group is doing towards improving housing justice for older LGBTI people.To get involved, call 03 9654 7389To get advice about your housing options, call 1300 765 768Complete the LGBTI housing survey

Older women's homelessness and the Federal Election - Vote for Change

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
We hear from four older women about their experiences of homelessness - Vanessa, Jo, Robyn and Lynette - who were recently featured in a short film, funded through Streetsmart. We then hear the voices of ten older women from Queensland, NSW and Victoria talking about their experiences and calling for politicians to act to address the housing crisis for older women.

"People need to organise"

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Shane speaks to Bernie Duff, who was HAAG's first full-time employee in the early 90s, about how we got involved in housing activism, successes and challenges in the struggle for housing justice, and what that history can teach us about our struggles today, in the election and beyond. 

Too hot to trot: our Sweltering Cities

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Shane and Fiona talk to Emma Bacon, Executive Director of Sweltering Cities about their recent survey into housing and heat, and how older Public Housing tenants in highrises in Melbourne are coping (or not coping) with heat waves. Find out more at swelteringcities.org