Friday, March 14, 2014
More "affordable" housing being developed with emphasis on LGBT seniors, especially couples
Gradually, more affordable apartment buildings are being constructed to appeal to gays and lesbians, especially couples, in retirement, according an article in the New York Times Thursday, March 13, 2014, in a special retirement insert, by Michael Winerip, link here.
In the past there have been problems with some gay couples not being told by rental agents about apartments that were available. This used to be a problem with major co-op buildings also.
Conversely, it would be illegal to discriminate against non-gay applicants, but developers have advertised the buildings with gay media and at community forums.
The story featured the John C. Anderson apartments in Philadelphia, but mentioned other projects in New York and San Francisco.
In many cases there are maximum income limits that are permitted.
On the other hand, many conventional apartments require continuous income and some don’t consider accumulated wealth or savings.