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Older women the new face of homelessness

Older women have emerged as one of the most vulnerable groups in relation to housing insecurity and homelessness in Australia in recent years. They are not a group that is historically associated with homelessness and indeed, many older women have never been homeless before.
2019

11 types of senior living options

As baby boomers have reached retirement age, they’ve recognized the need for more retirement living options than their parents had. This US article examines 11 different options for senior living.
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

Learning from past mistakes: lessons from the National Rental Affordability Scheme

All Australians are spending more of their incomes on housing than in the past, but low-income households are feeling the pinch most. Many low-income renters are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. Inequality is increasing because rising housing costs have disproportionately whittled away the income growth of poorer households.
2019

Could share housing be the answer for people as they age?

New housing forms are desperately needed to allow people to remain in their neighbourhoods as they age, by adapting their homes and embracing a new form of shared living. A project in South Australia, with the Unley, Burnside, Prospect and Walkerville councils, has been funded to design a multi-generational housing concept in the established suburbs.
2019

The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad

This article presents findings from a US in-depth research study on renter demographics and found that, as the 60+ cohort grew bigger and faster, it also helped push the national median age from 36.7 in 2007 to 38.1 in 2017—the highest it’s ever been.
2019

Elderly homeless in paradise, 52 per cent rise in older women accessing crisis services

The Gold Coast's St Vincent de Paul's Cornerstone Homelessness Prevention Service reported 27 per cent of referrals in June were people over 55, many were women over 60. The service is in the process of finalising plans for six units of accommodation in Arundel which will be specifically for this growing age group.
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

Housing Plus Invests $75m to Address Central West and Orana Housing Shortage

The NSW Central West region’s ageing population, in particular vulnerable older women, are set to benefit from a $75M investment by Housing Plus. Housing Plus, a local, regionally based community housing provider, is delivering 220 new social and affordable homes across Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst in the next three years, with the first properties becoming available in October 2019.
2019

Women over 55 are Australia's fastest growing group of homeless

An introduction service for flatmates, converting family homes into partly self-contained apartments and building community-funded homeless shelters are among new attempts to help older Australian women find secure housing. Women over 55 are the fastest growing group of homeless people in Australia, though men and younger people are much more likely to be homeless, 2016 census data shows.
2019
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