News tagged with affordable housing

Moving Out Moving On!October 11 -

null Older Australians have a range of options for appropriate and affordable housing should they leave the family home. Presentation by Housing for the Aged Action Group.   ...

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Government fails to take decisive action on Retirement Housing

 

The government has chosen to opt out of any meaningful action on unfair contracts, high exit fees, poor complaints processes and treatment by village managers and operators. ...

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COTA Policy Forum

 

On the 10th June the COTA National Policy Forum discussed the issues relating to Affordable, Accessible and Appropriate Housing for Older Australians. ...

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Minimum housing standards for health and safety urgently needed

 

COTA Victoria is campaigning for the introduction of minimum health, safety and efficiency standards in rental properties. Too many Victorian renters are exposed to health and safety risks in sub-standard rental housing. ...

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Pensioners squeezed out of Australian cities due to skyrocketing rents

 

A new report released today confirms that Australian pensioners have to leave the city to find affordable rent or pay more than 60 per cent of their income just to ... ...

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Older Renters need Affordable Appropriate and Secure Housing

 

Each year COTA Victoria conducts a survey asking older people what issues concern them the most. In 2016 – 44.25% of respondents  (the majority) said that access to affordable, secure ... ...

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Show your support for fair rental laws in Victoria

 

People aged over 55 are the fastest growing group in the rental market. The issue of affordability, stability and appropriateness of housing is a significant issue for older people on ... ...

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Victorian Seniors Festival 2017

 

Victorian Seniors Festival 2017, 8 –13 October “You’re Welcome”. Regardless of background, experience or mobility, everyone is encouraged to take part to learn new skills and make new friends in their communities. Celebration Day at Federation Square Sunday 8 of October 201  ...

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COTA Victoria calls for a Victorian Inclusive Ageing Strategy in 2017 – 2018 Policy Priorities Statement

 

COTA Victoria’s 2017 – 2018 Policy Priorities Statement calls for a whole of government approach to improve the lives of our diverse and ageing population. Whilst there are a number ... ...

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Review of Rent Laws – will it deliver fairer, safer housing for tenants

 

The issue of affordability, security and appropriateness of housing is a significant issue for older people on fixed lower incomes. The review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) has ... ...

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