Creating Safe and Affordable Housing
for New York City’s LGBTQ Seniors
through a methodical and evidence-based strategy
A virtual community where LGBTQ seniors can find housing opportunities, aging in place supports and LGBTQ-friendly services. Through interactive events, activities and skills building (both online and live), we connect them to new knowledge, each other and the growing movement for LGBTQ-Welcoming senior housing.
When COVID-19 forced our community partners to shut down their facilities, we created virtual homepages for them in The Village. We provide our center partners with full access to the platform’s technologies, host their interactive meetings and events and provide training and technical support for their administrators, facilitators and constituents, all at no charge.
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.
THE BIG IDEA
We are exploring all models of development including: mixed use, mixed income and cross-subsidies, apartment sharing, co-living and microdesign, 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