Leading the way on affordable housing for LGBTQ+ elders

One of the most significant concerns for LGBTQ+ elders is safe, affordable housing. According to an Equal Rights Center report, 48% of older same-sex couples applying for elder housing were subjected to discrimination. Discrimination puts LGBTQ+ elders at greater risk for chronic health problems, social isolation, poverty, and premature mortality.

With our National LGBTQ+ Elder Housing Initiative, we’re addressing these challenges on several fronts by:

  • Training eldercare providers to be LGBTQ+ culturally competent
  • Advocating for policies that ensure LGBTQ+ elders across the country can access welcoming housing
  • Educating you about your housing rights
  • Helping builders across the U.S. replicate LGBTQ+-friendly housing
  • Building LGBTQ+-friendly housing in New York City

2021 Housing Symposium

Access recordings of SAGE’s 3rd annual housing virtual institute to learn more about LGBTQ+-affirming housing best practices, equity considerations, and community needs during these times.

Self-advocacy for Elders & Caregivers

Are you an LGBTQ+ elder or caregiver looking for information about inclusive communities or housing?

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The state of LGBTQ+ elder housing

Find out more about LGBTQ+ housing rights and resources where you live.

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Indicates states with LGBTQ+-friendly housing

  • John J. Bauters, Mayor of Emeryville, CA

    Culturally competent housing for seniors is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. In our city, we value LGBT seniors and look for opportunities to create a place where they can belong.

    — John J. Bauters, Mayor of Emeryville, CA

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