Older lesbians living in New York and other major cities now have more and better options for housing. New residence options are opening up for older, low-income LGBTs, especially in New York and other US cities.
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) announced on June 30, 2016, the launch of two new senior residences in New York City, designed to attract and serve elders, especially the LGBTQ community. The two new facilities will house low-income residents over 62, offering gay-friendly programming, such as Pride celebrations and visiting gay artists and writers, to residents and to other senior members of the local community, even if they do not live in the residences.
While both buildings will be open to people of all orientations (including heterosexuals), SAGE is promoting news of the lottery and hoping to attract a large LGBT cohort, as do similar complexes in Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
The two facilities are Crotona Senior Residences, in the Bronx, which is in the groundbreaking stage and expected to cost about $38.4 million. Crotona will be open for residents within two years, according to Cathy Renna, communications consultant.Read More ▶