United States of America

Why Housing The Homeless In The Age Of Covid-19 Is Essential

This US opinion piece argues the case for housing homeless people in currently empty facilities, as a way of limiting the spread of the virus.. Homeless people tend to have higher rates of the kinds of chronic conditions that make severe illness with SARS-CoV2—and the need for greater medical resources—more likely.
2020

'We're not prepared': coronavirus could devastate homeless communities

Homeless organizations in California, which now has the highest numbers of reported Covid-19 infections along with New York and Washington state, say they lack the resources and government support to effectively stop the virus’ spread in encampments and shelters, and that the shortage of tests and beds could have devastating consequences.
2020
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Residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities Face Growing Concerns Over Evictions

A disturbing trend is becoming increasingly evident across the US: The eviction of vulnerable nursing home residents from their facilities, often without notice, preparation, or a safe and appropriate place to go.
2020
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Affordable Housing Needs Projected to Grow for Seniors

The number of elderly people in the US with “worst case housing needs” – defined as renters with very low incomes who do not receive government housing assistance and pay more than one-half of their income for rent, live in severely inadequate conditions, or both – is increasing rapidly. Resources for housing and supporting our aging population are scarce in relation to the scope of the problem.
2020

The Aging Homeless Population: Our Elders Are Our Responsibility

The percentage of older homeless adults in the US is growing at an alarming rate.
2019

A new project and a national trend: The growing need for affordable housing for seniors

This article looks at the issue of housing affordability in Michigan. Though some seniors age in place in their current homes or with family members, the issue of housing, for many as they age, is a looming question mark that creates doubt and insecurity. Focused on housing specifically for seniors, a not-for-profit organisation, Samaritas is building a new affordable senior living facility.
2019

Ease the affordable-housing burden for older Californians

The disproportionate impact of evictions and soaring rents on older Californians is a frequently overlooked element of the state’s affordable housing crisis.
2019

Transforming housing for a growing aging, homeless population

Between 2017 and 2019, homelessness in Alameda County, California, soared 43%; while homelessness across all Bay Area counties increased nearly 30%. As part of a commitment to address affordable housing, Bay Area Community Services and Kaiser Permanente announced an innovative breakthrough partnership that will house 515 aging, homeless individuals in Oakland, California.
2019

The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness: Could Housing Solutions Be Funded by Avoidance of Excess Shelter, Hospital, and Nursing Home Costs?

This report summarizes a multi-site study in three localities – Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles County – of the anticipated future of the aged homeless population, its likely impacts on health and shelter systems and resulting costs, and the potential for housing solutions. Specifically, this report summarizes the following analyses: - Forecasts of the size of the aged homeless population
2019

Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

According to the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, there are 12,698 older adults (aged 55 and older) experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.
2019
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