Reports

This report presents the results of our survey and work with the LGBTQIA+ community from 2019 - 2024.

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New research conducted by Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University examines the housing circumstances of people aged 55 years and older, based on Census analysis and Homelessness Estimates.

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Research made possible by funding from the Wicking Trust.

A business case outlining how a gap  gap in housing services for older people can be filled by establishing a service providing specialist housing information and support.

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New census data shows that over the last ten years, the housing circumstances for people aged 55 years and older in Victoria have gotten worse. This report is based on original research conducted for Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University.

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New census data shows that over the last ten years, the housing circumstances for people aged 55 years and older in Queensland have gotten worse. This report is based on original research conducted for Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University.

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New census data shows that over the last ten years, the housing circumstances for people aged 55 years and older in NSW have gotten worse. This report is based on original research conducted for Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University.

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In August 2022, the Residential Tenancies Commissioner and HAAG co-hosted a residential parks roundtable (the roundtable) to hear from residents in Victoria about their experiences of living in residential parks.  Approximately 70 residents from residential parks across Victoria joined the meeting, which was co-chaired by the Commissioner and HAAG’s Executive Officer. Staff from HAAG, the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the Office of the Commissioner for Senior Victorians assisted with note taking and facilitating breakout discussions.

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Housing is critically important for physical and mental health, and general wellbeing of older people. With a decline in home ownership at retirement age, unprecedented increases in housing prices and a reduction in social and affordable housing stock in NSW, older people are experiencing significant housing challenges and are at increased risk of homelessness.

We are calling on the NSW Government to fund aservice to support older people to plan for their housing future and navigate the often-complex housing service system in NSW before they reach crisis point.

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HAAG engaged accounting firm Ernst & Young to provide a cost benefit analysis of the Home at Last Service (HAL). The report shows that by connecting older people with safe, stable, long term
housing the HAL delivers $2.4 million in economic value each year. This value is provided through avoided societal costs including premature entry to aged care, crisis housing and health system costs, and improved wellbeing outcomes.

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In September 2021, Housing for the Aged Action Group and University of Melbourne hosted an online event, At Risk 2021: Older women facing homelessness in Australia, from awareness to action. This report back from the forum examines the issues raised and outcomes from the event.

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