Thursday, July 27, 2017
More information on senior housing, especially for LGBT, dribbles in
A couple of items to report.
Wednesday night, I attended a work and information session on LGBT seniors in Arlington VA. The details are on my GLBT issues blog today. There was considerable concern that outside of a few big cities, LGBT seniors feel compelled to “stay in the closet” when living in senior centers. This is perhaps particularly common with never married women.
There was talk about a project to build communal living centers housing about 15-20 each in about ten cities.
I did not hear any extra information on requirements for HUD-subsidized senior housing which I thought would be discussed.
Furthermore I was surprised that some people there from Arlington social services were not more familiar with how landlords in conventional apartment handle qualification of seniors (June 24 and April 21 postings).
I had a chat with a realtor today, to follow up on the “strategic plans” I discussed on the “BillBoushka” blog July 5.
I do have some more idea on how landlords of modern general market building handle senior renters. It sounds likely many would want a year’s rent in deposit. You would have to be careful that you could get your money back in case of a disaster and the building could not be inhabited. More details will be coming.