Party Onward

Cory Whetstone, 69, had a hard time finding affordable housing. At some apartment buildings, he recalls, there were “a lot of young people, people into drugs and other issues going on. When you mix seniors in that bunch, you have ready-made victims and predators.”

Whetstone is particularly vulnerable because he is a transgender male. LGBTQ people often suffer housing discrimination.

Last year, Whetstone moved into Lavender Courtyard, a low-income apartment building for LGBTQ seniors. His housing problems were over.

Located at 1616 F St., Lavender Courtyard has 53 apartments for people ages 62 and older. Residents pay affordable rents based on federal guidelines. The building is owned and operated by Mutual Housing California, a local company with affordable housing communities in Sacramento and Yolo counties. […]

Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by Inside Sacramento on January 28, 2024.