LGBT Older Adult Housing – A Critical Need
Today's post is from Hilary Meyer, SAGE's Director of National Programs and Director of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
LGBT older adults deserve secure, stable and affordable housing, yet often face harassment and intimidation in their homes and in long-term care settings from aging professionals and other residents. This means that many people live in physically and emotionally unhealthy environments that compromise the quality of their lives.
SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRC) is running a social media campaign this week to draw attention to this critical issue. Whether you are an older adults yourself, an aging provider looking for more information or an LGBT organization looking for more information on housing needs, we have you covered with webinars, articles, educational videos, publications and more!
A few highlights from our website include:
- LGBT-specific affordable housing developments
- A brand new Equal Rights Center study on LGBT older adult housing discrimination
- An article with considerations on whether LGBT-specific housing is right for you?
- A short video by Lambda Legal & SAGE about LGBT and HIV housing discrimination
- and many more.
Safe, inclusive and affordable housing is a key to aging successfully and happily. We urge LGBT people and their allies to education themselves on all aspects of this important topic.