Topics :: housing

Seniors Lack Affordable Housing Options

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
LGBT seniors in cities across the country are facing a lack of affordable housing options as they age.

SF Chamber Cites Housing Need

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
The local economy may be booming, but San Francisco residents said in a recent poll that the cost of housing is their top concern, even outpacing homelessness, business leaders said at a recent breakfast meeting.

Tenants Demand Eviction Relief

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
Concern over increasing rental costs and a spike in evictions led more than 300 tenants and their supporters to pack a school lunchroom last weekend as the Citywide Tenants Convention sought to harness frustration into political action.

Affordable Housing For Gay Seniors Opens in Pa.

By Kathy Matheson | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Experts say gay seniors are less likely than their straight peers to have the financial and family resources to age in homes of their own. Many fear discrimination at traditional elder housing facilities, leading them back into the closet.

Court Stops Dallas Suburb’s Immigrant Renters Law

By Nomaan Merchant | Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
A Dallas suburb can’t enforce a law that bans immigrants in the United States without legal permission from renting apartments, a federal appeals court said Monday.

Study Finds Housing Bias Against Same-Sex Couples

By Sam Hananel | Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
A new study finds that same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised online.

Luxury and Low-Income Coexist in NYC

By Jennifer Peltz, Meghan Barr | Monday Mar 25, 2013
Public housing projects in New York City may further integrate low-income and market value properties in some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Gay and Aging in La-La Land

By Holly Grigg-Spall | Monday Mar 11, 2013
The gay community is youth obsessed, and Hollywood is preoccupied with one’s image. So how does it fare for those LGBTs who are gay and gray and living in LA?

Calcutta House Celebrates 25 Years Housing People With HIV

By Alexander Vuocolo | Friday Jan 18, 2013
Founded in 1987 as a hospice for people dying of AIDS, Calcutta House now celebrates its 25th anniversary, helping vulnerable populations like the homeless, mentally ill and inveterate drug abusers.

Seattle PrideFest Director Egan Orion Takes a Trip to Haiti, Builds Houses

By Shaun Knittel | Saturday Jan 5, 2013
Touched by the destruction of the Haiti earthquake, Seattle PrideFest organizer Egan Orion joined Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for people devastated by disasters.