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.

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. 

Older people's housing news round up

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Shane and Pam discuss the latest news around older peoples' housing in Victoria, with an emphasis on the government's Residential Tenancies Act Amendment Bill and the possible changes to tenancy laws that will benefit older renters.

HAAG members on homelessness and housing stress

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Shane talks to HAAG members Maryanne and Jane about their experiences of private rental, homelessness and homelessness services, and what needs to change for older renters. Plus news about older people's housing issues. As mentioned during the show, if you're dealing with Centrelink and want some support or advice you can contact the Australian Unemployed Workers Union or Social Security Rights Victoria.

The Molly Hadfield Award

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
This month we talk to the volunteers and staff at the Barkly St Food Bank, recent winners of this year's Molly Hadfield award, named for the HAAG founder and celebrating outstanding services to older tenants. 

Vijay and Gemma

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This month we talk to HAAG member Vijay about her experiences as a radio host in India as well as her housing struggles in Australia. Gemma tells us about a new project to increase involvement of people from CALD backgrounds at HAAG. Shane gives an update on HAAG's retirement housing project including important casework and lobbying work. 

A drop in the bucket

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Shane talks to Maurine, a retirement village resident who's been trying to get management to fix a leak in her unit for over six months. Why is it so hard to resolve disputes in retirement villages? Plus, how she avoided the boot factory as an adolescent. We also hear from a couple of happy HAAG members about their experiences of homelessness and housing stress, and how things worked out for them. 

Award-winning radio

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
HAAG manager Fiona York talks about the organsation's prize-winning efforts as we work to smash homelessness and housing stress for older people. If you want to get in touch about anything on the show please call us on 9654 7389.

Older people's housing round-up

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Long-time HAAGies Jeff and April came in to talk about where HAAG and older people's housing issues are at, including HAAG's national project, public housing stock transfers, and changes to public housing eligibility for older people. If you want to get in touch you can call HAAG on (03) 9654 7389.