Exploring Housing Struggles and Solutions in a New Webinar
One of the biggest issues facing many LGBT older adults in cities and towns across the country is finding safe, affordable housing. With this in mind, SAGE and Enterprise Community Partners are co-presenting a webinar on June 4th from 2:30pm-4:00pm ET, on building housing services and supports that are inclusive and supporting of LGBT elders.
Due to higher levels of financial insecurity and a general lack of affordable housing, many LGBT elders find that they cannot afford homes in the communities in which they have lived for years. Others face harassment and intimidation in their homes and in long-term care settings from aging professionals, other residents, and even their own family members.  In fact, in a recent report, the San Francisco Aging Policy Task Force concluded, “that the number one problem LGBT older adults are dealing with…is ensuring they have stable housing.”
Join this outstanding panel as they discuss public policy solutions including: increasing access to affordable housing, connecting health care providers to housing providers, addressing housing discrimination, and increasing the number of LGBT culturally competent housing providers.
Building Housing Services & Supports Webinar
Wednesday, June 4
Register online here
Michael Adams, Executive Director, SAGE
- Cheryl Gladstone, Senior Housing Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
- Kat Taylor, Disability Rights Program Manager, Equal Rights Center
- Seth Kilbourn, Executive Director, Openhouse
- Sherrill Wayland, Executive Director, SAGE Metro St. Louis
Serena Worthington, Director of National Field Initiatives, SAGE
 The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults, Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I., Kim, H.J., Emlet, C. A., Muraco, A., Erosheva, E. A.,Hoy Ellis, C. P., Goldsen, J., Petry, H., Institute for Multigenerational Health, 2011, http://caringandaging.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Full-report10-25-12.pdf
 LGBT Aging Panel Zeros in on Housing, Matthew J. Bajko, Bay Area Reporter, March 6, 2014, http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=69531