Stable Housing is ‘Number One Problem’ for San Francisco’s LGBT Elders

From The Bay Area Reporter:

A San Francisco panel reviewing LGBT aging issues has zeroed in on housing as the number one concern in its report it is preparing to send to city leaders at the end of March.

According to a draft version of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force’s 78-page report it shared with the Bay Area Reporter , the volunteer body has concluded that the number one problem LGBT older adults are dealing with in the city is ensuring they have stable housing.

The task force has concluded that LGBT seniors “are especially vulnerable to eviction” and is calling on the city to increase eviction protections for them. It is recommending the city provide rental and homeowner assistance, legal services, and increased restrictions on evictions as a way to deal with the issue.

The article notes that the “main driver” for the focus on housing issues is the lack of services in other, less populated areas for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors.

The article goes on to state that solutions happen within existing agencies and frameworks rather than creation of new ones.

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One Response to Stable Housing is ‘Number One Problem’ for San Francisco’s LGBT Elders

  1. Reblogged this on JerBear's Queer World News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
    This is important in many cities. For example we do have an LGBTQ retirement community here but leasing and related fees came to more than I get from disability payments. I was lucky to find a nice, reasonably priced apartment in a 55 and up Complex (with some apartments allocated for those under 55). Seniors and the disabled can quickly find themselves priced out of LGBTQ communities designed for more affluent community members.

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