Creating Safe and Affordable Housing
for New York City’s LGBTQ Seniors
through a methodical and evidence-based strategy
The Next Step
Here Is Stonewall Village NYC!
A virtual community with off-line meet-ups and events designed to connect LGBTQ seniors to: housing opportunities, aging in place supports,
LGBTQ-friendly services, events, skills-building, each other and the
growing movement for LGBTQ-Welcoming senior housing.
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