Retirement Housing Assistance and Advocacy Program

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The Retirement Housing Assistance and Advocacy Program (RHAAP) is a state-wide service that supports older, financially disadvantaged Victorians who live in retirement housing.

Retirement housing is defined as a retirement village or rental village (both 'for profit' and 'not for profit'), or a permanent residency in a caravan or residential park.

What is the RHAAP?

The RHAAP is provided by the Housing for the Aged Action Group.

The RHAAP includes the following two components:

  • the Retirement Housing Assistance Services (RHAS), comprising of retirement housing advice and casework services for community workers, and
  • retirement housing campaigns and media, policy and advocacy work.

Who is eligible for RHAAP services?

The RHAS casework is available for older Victorians who are financially disadvantaged and are:

  • residents living in a retirement and rental village (both 'for profit' and 'not for profit'), or
  • permanent residents of caravan or residential parks, who have complex retirement housing matters.

How to contact a RHAAP agency

You can contact RHAAP by: