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Older homeless women’s identity negotiation: agency, resistance, and the construction of a valued self

Although men still outnumber women among the US adult homeless population, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women, including older women, seeking shelter each night. The concept of ‘home’ is widely associated with women and serves as a source of identity and social order. Thus, homeless older women represent an intersection of stigma.
2017

Preventing Evictions of Senior Tenants in the GTA

This paper presents our findings from conversations and consultations about the issue of seniors' evictions across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is intended as a starting point from which communities can move toward finding solutions to this growing issue.
2017

Pop-up shelter for older women under housing stress to open in Melbourne

Women over 55 currently sleeping rough or in severe housing stress will be able to seek shelter in new pop-up accommodation in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip. A 55-room aged care facility known as Claremont Home, operated by CaSPA Care, is currently vacant awaiting master planning for redevelopment.
2017

How a Group of Female Seniors Decided to Forgo a Retirement Home for a Co-Living Space

An article about the Toronto project of senior co-housing for older women based on the French La Maison des babayagas, or The Babayagas' House.
2017

Literature Review: Older women and housing in the ACT

Single older women comprise a rapidly growing cohort facing housing insecurity and the risk of homelessness.
2017

The Ache for Home: A Plan to Address Chronic Homelessness and Housing Unaffordability in Australia

Australia has a crisis in the supply of social and affordable housing. This is evidenced by the hundreds of thousands who are experiencing homelessness, on wait-lists for public housing, or living in severe housing stress. Taken together, the statistics tell us that across Australia there are over 105,000 people experiencing homelessness and 875,000 households experiencing housing stress.
2016

Paying the Price: Why so many older women are at risk of homelessness

They've worked or been caretakers (or both) their whole lives, but they are the fastest growing homeless demographic in Australia—thanks to a lifetime of gender discrimination.
2016
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Comprehensive National Strategy for the Homeless 2015-2020

The 2015-2020 Comprehensive National Strategy for the Homeless is the instrument proposed by the Government to address homelessness and create a comprehensive framework of action for this group of people. Homelessness is the most extreme result of social exclusion in our country and the most visible.
2016

Pollard Thomas Edwards completes UK's first over 50s co-housing scheme

Pollard Thomas Edwards has completed the UK's first co-housing project for older residents in north London, comprising brick mews houses arranged around a communal garden. New Ground Co-housing is a women-only complex set on the site of a former convent in High Barn.
2016

The Meaning of Home for Aging Women Living Alone in North Eastern Ontario

The experience and meaning of home for older, community dwelling women, was investigated. In the world of gerontology there is a paucity of knowledge about those in their eighth and ninth decade, and this becomes more pronounced among older women.
2016

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