Creating Safe and Affordable Housing
for New York City’s LGBTQ+ Seniors
through a methodical and evidence-based strategy
A virtual community that connects LGBTQ+ seniors to resources, support, new knowledge, and each other. Now with expanded online meetings, activities, and events to meet the COVID-19 social distancing reality. Programs are free and open to all.
NYC Housing Connect 2.0 is launching. This is the system people use to apply for affordable housing in New York City.
All New Yorkers will have to re-register on the new system in order to apply for NYC’s affordable housing lotteries.
We offer free assistance to New Yorkers seeking to migrate to the new system. We can help with setting up your new profile, submitting applications, and following up throughout the process. And we can do it all with you online or over the phone.
Welcome to our housing laboratories!
Join our online Brain Trust Innovation Hub and follow our progress as we work with commercial, nonprofit, and government real estate people to develop new ways of creating affordable housing for LGBTQ+ seniors.
We are seeking your feedback on potential expanded programming, with offerings that range from educational classes, to programs about available services, to community organizing efforts, to interactive groups that are just for fun.
Please complete this survey (approximately 10 minutes) to guide us as we plan for 2021!
THE BIG IDEA
We are exploring all models of development including: mixed-use, mixed-income and cross-subsidies, apartment sharing, co-living and micro design, tenant defense, and aging in place support, in order to be able to create affordable living situations for a wide spectrum of income levels in the neighborhoods where people are already living – allowing them to age in place with dignity.
LGBTQ+ elders face a number of challenges beyond those of the general elder population.
They are more likely to:
• lack support networks
• lack family
• live in poverty
• experience discrimination in housing and health care delivery