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.

2021 Year in Review

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Shane, Fiona and Pam discuss the year that was, with very little mention of the pandemic, but lots of talk about housing for older people. The show includes some great clips from previous episodes.Mentioned in the show was:David Kelly article about "vulture landlords"https://overland.org.au/2021/12/vulture-landlords-and-the-justice-washing-of-housing-struggle/ Public Housing Watchhttps://map.savepublichousing.com/Social Security Rights https://www.ssrv.org.au/

United in Housing - Cooperatives and the Big Housing Build

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Fiona and Shane talk to Peter Sibly, General Manager of United Housing Co-operative, about his new project to build housing for women aged 55 years and older in the Western Suburbs, with a grant from the Victorian Governments Big Housing Build. He talks about co-operative housing as a model for tenant participation and reminisces about the early days of HAAG.

Shepparton Airplane - HAAG's new regional pilot project

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Shane and Fiona talk to HAAG's new regional workers Teresa and Sheryn about our Shepparton project, expanding the Home at Last service into the Goulburn Valley

Navigating with Steph

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Fiona and Shane chat to Stephanie Agius about her new role as "system navigator" at HAAG, and about how she can help you find out what you may be entitled to under the Aged Care system.We also talk about the upcoming AGM and the Federal ElectionTo get in contact with Steph, you can email navigator@oldertenants.org.au or go to our website https://www.oldertenants.org.au/i-need-help/help-navigating-aged-care

At Risk 2021: Older Women and Family & Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Older Women, Housing and Family Violence Panel - At Risk 2021 Forum. Jess Hill, author and journalist, convenes a panel discussion with Lived Experience Advocate. Suzanah-Jo Day, Nemat Kharboutli of Muslim Women Australia, and Jocelyn Bignold of McAuley Community Services for Women.You can see the whole panel, including the questions from audience members at https://youtu.be/sLCVGWsu3dg

At Risk 2021: Influencing for Change

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The At Risk 2021 forum Influencing for Change panel discussion heard about what works and doesnt work in trying to achieve change.  In this exerpt, we hear from Kate Colvin from the Everybody's Home Campaign, Kirsten Deane from the Melbourne Disability Institute about how they got the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and Anna Brown about the Marriage Equality fight.  You can see the entire panel discussion, including Alistair Webster from Building Better Homes, and the questions and answers here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klNrZ9XUGmI 

At Risk 2: Older women and three politicians address homelessness

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
This is an exerpt from the At Risk 2: From Awareness to Action online forum held on 17 September.  It features two lived experience advocates, Linda Hahn and Penny Leemhius, and  questions and answers to our political panel - Tanya Plibesek MP from the Australian Labor Party, Larissa Waters MP from the Greens and Zali Stegal MP, Independent. To hear the whole panel, including the speeches from the panellists in full and a pre-recorded address from Senator Jane Hume, please go to our website: https://houseonfire.oldertenants.org.au/at-risk-forum/ 

House on Fire - a way to connect for housing justice

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Fiona and Shane speak to Reuben about our new online forum House on Fire and why its more important than ever to connect across the country for housing justice.  We also talk about our upcoming event At Risk: From Awareness to ActionYou can register for the event here:https://houseonfire.oldertenants.org.au/at-risk-forum/You can check out House on Fire here: https://houseonfire.oldertenants.org.au/

Public Housing Watch - what's really going on with public housing "renewal"

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Fiona, Shane and Pam speak to David Kelly from Save Public Housing about their new website Public Housing Watch, which is keeping an eye on the public housing renewal developments.  So far lots of public housing has been demolished, but not much has been rebuilt, casting doubt on the Big Housing Build announcement.See the website and get involved here: https://map.savepublichousing.com/ 

Bendigo St - direct action responding to the housing crisis

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Fiona and Shane speak to Jasmine, a Kurdish film maker who is making a documentary about the Bendigo Street campaign, where a group of people moved into houses left empty after they were compulsarily acquired for a freeway project that didnt go ahead.  The conversation includes discussion on the long history of activism in the inner city suburb of Collingwood, and how "housing deprivation" impacts on the community.