Affordable Housing Advocacy
LiveOn NY is committed to advocating for affordable senior housing with services in the community. We believe that seniors are invaluable to their communities and deserve the opportunity to age with vitality, grace, and dignity. Through our advocacy efforts, the opportunity to make New York a better place to age is unmatched, despite the increasing economic and demographic challenges.
Affordable Senior Housing
New York is desperately in need of more affordable housing, especially the construction of affordable senior housing with services. Our advocacy focuses on initiatives to preserve affordable housing and supporting programs and projects that would expand this important resource.
LiveOn NY's 2016 "Through the Roof - Waiting Lists for Affordable Housing" study found that an estimated 200,000 seniors are on waiting lists for affordable housing through the HUD202 program.
LiveOn NY Affordable Senior Housing Coalition
We are honored to convene a Coalition of Affordable Housing non-profits whose focus is on developing and maintaining housing for seniors throughout New York City. The link below highlights the members involved in this Coalition.
Interested in learning more about the work of our Coalition?
Reach out to Katelyn Hosey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-398-6565 x244
In an effort to better understand the affordable housing needs in New York City, we have produced numerous reports that highlight both the dire need and the true opportunity that currently exists. In addition, LiveOn NY continues to highlight the role affordable housing plays in the well-being of seniors throughout New York.
Other Housing Campaigns we are involved in:
Intro 214-B, a bill known as the Right to Counsel, has made it a right for low-income tenants, of any age, to receive a lawyer to fight an eviction in housing court. LiveOn NY is a proud member of the Coalition that paved the way to this bill's enactment.
Too many older New Yorkers live with extreme rent burden paying more than 50% of their income on rent. Currently SCRIE freezes a seniors rent as it is upon entering the program. We believe that more can be done.