Housing

NYCHA 2017 Physical Needs Assessment

NYCHA 2017 Physical Needs Assessment

In New York City, NYCHA and the HUD Section 202 program represent two of the greatest suppliers of affordable housing for low-income seniors. Currently, 38% of NYCHA households are headed by an individual age 62 and over, and an estimated 7,700 units are designated specifically for older adults. Like the rest of the city’s affordable housing options, public housing has seemingly endless demand to fill, with over 200,000 families on waiting lists for a NYCHA apartment.

Testimony: NYS Assembly Committee on Housing Hearing on Affordable Housing

Testimony: NYS Assembly Committee on Housing Hearing on Affordable Housing

In 2016, LiveOn NY conducted a survey, entitled “Through the Roof” which found that an estimated 200,000 seniors are on wait lists for housing through the HUD202 program in New York City. The lack of affordable housing can have adverse effects on a senior’s health as it forces one to make the difficult choice between skipping meals, going without medications, or avoiding needed healthcare in order to afford rent.

LiveOn NY Study: New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis for Seniors Persists

LiveOn NY Study: New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis for Seniors Persists

The number of seniors on wait lists for affordable housing in New York continues to rise as the city gets older, according to a white paper released today by LiveOn NY, an advocacy and policy organization for New York’s community-based aging service providers...