Well said! We can all breath a sigh of relief that the Morrison government has finally met its demise 😮💨 Turns out if you care for no-one but yourselves then eventually no-one will care for you.
Great work everyone in NASH, HOW and HAAG, meeting politicians, spreading the word online, sharing their stories and incredible powerful videos.
Yes we can only hope for a similar landslide across the country… But perhaps they will announce big budget spending just before they announce the election. Perhaps any announcements on housing will have to be outdone by Labor and the Greens… We may even have a competition of who can make the best promises on housing 🤞
405,000 older women around Australia are at risk of homelessness. Even more will join them in facing everyday stress keeping the rent payed, food on the table and the lights on, until politicians take real action to fix the broken housing system.
But we refuse to just be another statistic. Our stories of ending up in housing stress and…[Read more]
Older peoples housing in this country is a mess. Owning your own home in retirement is simply an impossible dream for many people nowadays. The old age pension simply isn’t enough to afford to live in private rental, let alone Newstart. More and more older people are living in housing stress, on the verge of homelessness. The system is broken and…[Read more]
Dear House on Fire users,
We had some reports of a spammer by the name of ‘Monica Williams’ getting logged into the site last night and sending some suspicious direct messages to other users.
Thanks very much to people who alerted me to this 🙏
In response, I’ve added a second spam filter, and also disabled the ability to send direct messages l…[Read more]
Great to see some news coming on the back of the At Risk forum.
But as @penny-pengryffyn says “There is a lot of talk, and no actual action”
— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) September 22, 2021
Hi, I’m really sorry to everyone who had trouble accessing the Zoom meeting on Friday. All the videos are now online here, if you weren’t able to make it I hope you can catch up and keep the conversation going on this forum.
Great to see you at the forum today. Its such an important message that housing is a matter for EVERYBODY and EVERY level of government. We need federal investment, but we also need people like you to come up with their own solutions and not have local government get in the way.
Very sorry about the trouble, I hope you’re all succesfully in the meeting now
Thanks Karen. I really like this idea, I love living in sharehouses myself, and without the precarity of renting, hope I still can when I’m older. I suppose this Homeshare model would usually involve an older homeowner sharing with a younger renter? Definitely seems like it could be a win-win for many people. But if the roles reversed and older…[Read more]
Thats such a great idea @wendy. State Governments own a lot of land. In Victoria they have been selling it off faster than ever before, and they often don’t even disclose how much for. The Public Housing Renewal Inquiry here showed that they sold inner city land in Kensington for basically the same price per acre as a sheep station. Actually the…[Read more]
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