More older Americans become homeless as inflation rises and housing costs spike



Across the nation, homeless shelters report the worrisome trend that seniors are a growing proportion of their residents.


Inflation and rising rents are leaving many older Americans on the brink of ruin. The poverty rate for people 65 and older rose from 8.9% in 2020 to 10.3% in 2021, according to Ramsey Alwin, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging AND solutions are slow to arrive for vulnerable adults.


Read more about couple, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton and their not so uncommon experience as they are part of a recent surge of homelessness among people older than 60.






 

There is nothing like being home for the holidays, yet in Maine only 4% of housing units qualify as ‘livable’ for those who have moderate mobility problems and even fewer are wheelchair accessible.


We believe, all people should move through the world on their own terms. Together we can work to close this gap.


Join us for Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022 as we hope to raise $8,000 to help develop an accessible, affordable housing option that promotes independence and dignity for adults with disabilities.


Support accessible homes this holiday season!



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