Affordable Housing and Social Isolation Issues in the LGBTQ+ Elder Community

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Aug 9, 2019 1:37:59 PM

 

 

According to Out & Visible, a 2017 study from SAGE, the number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender elders in America is growing rapidly. By 2030, there will be roughly 7 million LGBTQ+ adults over 50 nationwide, more than double the current estimate. 

 

We all need a safe and affordable place to live, with friends and neighbors to share our lives. These are universal human concerns. However, the LGBTQ+ community faces unique housing issues and a greater risk of isolation and loneliness as they age.

 

New Partnership to Offer Affordable Housing to Youth Mentors in Miami

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Jun 5, 2019 4:15:40 PM

Silvernest, City Year and Encore.org are partnering to bring affordable housing to City Year AmeriCorps Members in Miami!

The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 23, 2019 9:52:48 AM

This is a guest post from RentCafe.com, a nationwide apartment search website.

 

America’s older population is growing at a very fast pace, and today’s demographics look substantially different than they did only a decade ago. In fact, U.S. Census data shows more than 22% of the current population is over the age of 60.

 

The overall aging of the population is not merely an outcome of the economic hardship following the 2007 Great Recession, reflected in declining birth rates, but also a result of the baby boom cohort, America’s largest living adult generation, passing age 53 in 2017. Advances in healthcare and technology have also helped to spur longevity.

 

A Homesharing Program to Give Colorado Educators Affordable Housing

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 20, 2019 2:36:55 PM

Silvernest and Teach For America partnered to bring affordable housing to educators in Colorado!

 

Housing Solutions for the Bay Area: Why Not Homesharing?

Posted by Sarah Oswald on May 3, 2019 5:58:18 PM

The San Francisco Bay Area is a desirable place to live, to say the leastIts natural beauty and thriving job market attract people from around the world. But with all the migration to the Bay comes a well-publicized housing crisis. One study recently proclaimed San Francisco's the highest rents on the planet. Single-family homes are selling for an average $1.35 million, and paying $3,500/month in rent is the norm. So what can be done? And is the solution right under our noses? 

The Freedom to Age in Place

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 30, 2019 1:04:54 PM

The majority of us have put a stake in the ground for anyone who cares to listen. We are going to age in our own homes. We will exercise our freedom to choose to age on our terms and in our own way. The term “Age in Place” shows up everywhere but no one tells us exactly what that means, how we can do this vibrantly, and how this choice affects our health as we move from our 50s to our 60s and our 70s.

Data Shows Why Shared Housing Makes Sense

Posted by Carol Marak on Apr 30, 2019 12:59:43 PM

 

Most U.S. cities have a high population of residents living alone. For some individuals, it’s status, and for others, their life just turned out that way. Although a few prefer singlehood compared to being married, I’m part of the latter group. Living alone carries a heavier burden for the single segment. An individual is solely responsible for rent or mortgage, income and property taxes, utility bills, car expenses, and insurance bills. Sharing doesn’t exist, not even for tough decisions.

Homesharing in Washington, DC: Benefits of Shared Housing in Our Nation’s Capital

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 30, 2019 12:55:47 PM

In cities across the US, affordable housing is a major challenge. It's no secret that older adults on a fixed income struggle to contend with rising housing prices and property taxes, but plenty of other groups are impacted as well—including teachers, civil servants, veterans, and others. With its concentrated population and demographics, the city of Washington, DC is particularly hard-hit by these housing-related issues. What makes Silvernest and DC a good match? Let’s explore the benefits of homesharing for our nation’s capital.

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 2: Housing Solutions with Barry Habib

Posted by Emily Reynolds on Apr 30, 2019 12:21:34 PM

We are in the age of the Silver Wave, with 4 million Americans turning 65 every year and living longer than ever. These seniors (and those approaching senior status) are grappling with unprecedented housing questions: Should I stay in my house or sell it? Should I downsize? How can I age in place? Can I afford to stay in my home? Can I afford not to?

 

Homesharing in Florida: Why the Sunshine State is Ripe for Shared Housing

Posted by Lisa Smith on Feb 12, 2019 11:26:42 AM

 

Although most of us want to stay in our homes as we age, it can become harder as the years pass. Our children move on and out, our yard and home maintenance is never-ending, and the house seems larger and quieter. With Florida hosting nearly a quarter of the retirement-aged population in America, homesharing is a natural solution for the Sunshine State.