Gimme Shelter: The Crisis of Affordable Housing for the Aging LGBTQI Community

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN)

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Not a Member? Join ASA or Register for this event for $99

Includes Complimentary CEUs

This web seminar will focus in on the state of affordable housing in the United States. We will examine what it takes to get a project off the ground and the roadblocks standing in the way of development. We will also look at the needs of the LGBTQI community, and touch on projects that have focused on those needs. 

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe what qualifies as “Affordable Housing” and the criteria necessary for its residents;
  • Understand the deficit of affordable housing;
  • Be able to identify cities that have an affordable housing option for the LGBT community; and,
  • List roadblocks to developing an affordable housing community.


Tom Callahan is a senior living and elder care coach, consultant and crisis manager with the firm AFI Coaching and Consulting. He also hosts a TV Show called “Only Seniors.”
Joy Silver is a noted speaker, multimedia personality and consultant to SilverSenior Living on issues of LGBT housing, healthcare and residential services. She secured financing for, developed and ran operations for RainbowVision, the world’s first LGBT senior living community providing a continuum of care.
Peter Lundberg has more than 30 years experience in commercial and residential real estate investment acquisitions, management, development and finance. Lundberg has a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Dr. Imani Woody serves as an appointee of the Washington DC Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Council and is the program officer for the Older Adults Advisory Council for the Metropolitan Community Churches. She is chair and program executive for Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) Metro DC and a board member of the LGBT Technology Partnership. She is also the CEO of Mary’s House for Older Adults.