Several culturally relevant case studies translated into Arabic. Also contains English versions.


These films have been developed in collaboration with community members in response to an increasing awareness of housing issues for older migrant and refugee communities. These films are fictional, but are based on common experiences that lead older people from culturally diverse communities to contact HAAG and Home at Last. The aim of the films is to increase awareness of the different pathways that can lead to housing issues, to increase awareness of Home at Last, and improve the ability of older people from culturally diverse backgrounds to navigate the housing/homelessness system.

Home at Last Brochure in Croatian and English. Contains information on how to contact Home at Last, testimonials from clients and basic information on the Home at Last service.

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Culturally relevant case studies from older people at risk of homelessness translated into Cantonese. Also contains English versions.

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Fiona York, HAAG's Executive officer, chatted with Lisa Tribuzio, North Metro Diversity Advisor from the North Metro Sector Development team,  during Homelessness Week. They talked about HAAGs work housing older people at risk of homelessness, with older women, CALD and LGBTI communities.

This paper describes some of HAAG’s work in this area, including a growing focus on ensuring culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) voices are part of our voice in the sector and the community more broadly.

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In November 2018, Victorians go to the polls.  An election provides the opportunity to show leadership about the issues that matter.We know that housing for older people has become a significant problem that needs to be addressed urgently by the Victorian State Government.


Home and Housed is an annual HAAG newsletter detailing our service data, case studies, service model and analysis of housing trends. Through early intervention and prevention, Home at Last assisted 1081 older people who were at risk of homelessness in the 2017-2018 Financial Year. This included our small outreach team housing 130 people, even in the tough conditions (halting of public housing offers) created by the Victorian Housing Renewal Program. We want to share this great achievement with our members and anyone else who is interested in how the Home at Last model works.

Read Home and Housed 2nd Edition here

Older single women are the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness and most of them have never been homeless before. This paper identifies the underlying systemic and compounding causes of older women’s homelessness, examines the devastating impact of gendered economic inequality and the key policy areas that require attention.

Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) has welcomed proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) that bring stronger protection for older renters in caravan park and residential parks.  In recent years, hundreds of home owners across Victoria who thought they had security in retirement have found themselves suddenly facing homelessness as developers closed the parks in which they lived.  Under the proposed reforms, residents will be able to access compensation if their parks close down and they are forced to move.

Plain Language flyer in Bosnian explaining the Home at Last service.


During Homelessness Week 2018 Fiona York talked with Lisa Tribuzio, North Metro Diversity Advisor, North Metro Sector Development team about HAAG's engagement with LGBTI communities

This article looks at the impact of the Victorian Government's Public Housing Redevelopment Program on older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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A summary of the changing Independent Living Unit sector, written by one of HAAG's retirement housing workers Fiona Waters

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The Ageing on the Edge Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project is a partnership between Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) and the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP). Funded over five years by The Wicking Trust and with principal project leads Jeff Fiedler (HAAG) and Dr Debbie Faulkner (CHURP), the project is addressing the rapidly increasing problem facing large numbers of older people, the majority women, at risk of homelessness in Australia.

Read the Article here

A case study from one of our Home at Last clients, presented at the Elder Abuse conference in Melbourne 2017. Kim's story explains the difficulty that non-English speaking clients can have in accessing services, and how important bilingual workers are for older people to access information. A great story of a partnership between many agencies that resulted in a successful housing income for Kim, who was experiencing elder abuse and homeless for some years. 

Senator Doug Cameron launched the edition of Parity Magazine June 2018 titled "Older people and homelessness: What Works"

You can download his speech here

Older Tenants' Voice newsletter - June 2018
Womens Homelessness edition