Saturday, September 13, 2014

Low income senior housing gets more attention as an issue; another story on a building in Philadelphia

An apartment house in Philadelphia may provide a model for housing low-income LGBT seniors, according to Emily Wax-Thibodeaux in the Washington Post Saturday morning, link here.  The facility is the John C. Anderson apartments.  There is a waiting list.  I see that the New York Times had reported on this property March 14.
LGBT seniors still report discrimination, sometimes in Florida, especially in other southern states.

One of my own best living experiences was in the Churchill Apartments in downtown Minneapolis from 1997-2003.  This was pricey by Midwestern standards, but a little less expensive than the same kind of building in the DC area (about 20% less).  There were a number of handicapped people and there were apartments set aside for senior housing (Bridge Street) and companies (even movie studios), but the building as a whole was general population.  There were graduate students (the U of M was a mile away) and pretty clearly some LGBT.  It was on the Skyway and close to the social life on Hennepin.  It was close to most employers downtown by walk.  I prefer places with mixed populations, not specialized ones.    

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