powered by LeadingAge New York

Crisis in Senior Housing Makes Headlines

An estimated 200,000 elderly New York City residents are on waiting lists for affordable senior housing and the average wait time is seven years; according to a study conducted recently by LiveOn New York.

The study was featured in an important article in the news outlet Politico this week, which went into greater depth about what seniors face as they age, frequently in unsafe and expensive apartments. 

A coalition of senior housing developers and advocates, led by LeadingAge New York, has put forth a proposal to allocate $250M over five years for construction and rehabilitation of housing, and $10M per year for expanded service coordination in new and existing senior housing. 

Contact: John Broderick, jbroderick@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8835