Connections: Exploring the state of housing for older LGBTQ adults
Finding housing can be a challenge for many older Americans, but older adults who identify as LGBTQ say it can be particularly daunting due to issues related to possible discrimination. An organization called Senior Action in a Gay Environment is teaming up with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to assess how long-term care facilities are treating residents who are part of the LGBTQ community.
This hour, we discuss the state of housing options for LGBTQ adults, fair-housing practices, and what inclusive and welcoming housing looks like. In studio:
- Nate Sweeney, vice president of skilled services at St. John’s Home, and member of the LGBTQ community
- Saundra Ehman, resident of St. John's Meadows, and member of the LGBTQ community
- Steve Jarose, executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute in Rochester, and member of the LGBTQ community