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Monthly Archive (LGBTQ Aging)

posted 08.04.2015
Creating LGBT specific housing is one important way to support LGBT older adults, but with more than 3 million LGBT people older than age 55 in the United States (and that number is projected to double over the next 15 years), we could never build enough housing for everyone. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
A developer’s perspective on what made this partnership and development successful. It can be boiled down to these two tenets: find the right partner and have realistic expectations. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
One piece of big news out of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging was the announcement by the HUD that it is taking strong steps to eradicate discrimination against LGBT older adults living in government-assisted housing. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
The email from my client caught my attention. It came more than a year after we had closed financing for the “LGBT-Friendly” Town Hall Apartments in Chicago. Town Hall Apartments provides housing for low-income older adults (ages 55 and older) a few blocks from the ivy-covered outfield... Read More
posted 08.04.2015
Town Hall Apartments was a great fit for me as it is affordable thanks to housing vouchers from the Chicago Housing Authority. More importantly, Town Hall Apartments are LGBT-Friendly, so I knew I would be welcome as an out lesbian. Read More
posted 06.29.2015
In June 2014, the Obama administration nominated Carolyn W. Colvin to head the Social Security Administration (SSA). She has been serving as Acting Commissioner since February 2013, and, in August 2015, she will be on hand to observe the agency’s 80th anniversary.  Read More
posted 06.05.2015
Long-term solutions for a healthy Medicare program going forward, from three visionaries in the field. Read More
posted 04.14.2015
Closeness, intimacy and touch are lifelong needs that do not get old, even when we do.  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
What is sexuality education and who needs it?  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
Few stereotypes of gay life are as persistent as that of the sexually starved older man.  Read More