More Information on Elder Homelessness
There is an increasing amount of information about homelessness among the elderly available online. Below are some resources where you can find information about homelessness among the elderly/older adults and related issues.
This report, published annual by HUD, provides the results of local counts of people experiencing homeless on a single night in January.
The Center has a wealth of information about older adults and economic security.
CSH, our partner in the National Leadership Initiative to End Elder Homelessness (NLI), has compiled a list of articles and papers with a focus on supportive housing as a solution.
The Index is a measure of economic security for older adults which benchmarks basic costs of living for elder households.
- The Index was developed by Wider Opportunities for Women in collaboration with the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Hearth released this report, which focuses on both the problem and solution of elder homelessness, in late 2009.
In 2011, The NLI released this policy paper which focuses on supportive housing as the key to ending elder homelessness.
- Leading Age summarized the paper on their web site.
One of the co-authors of this research paper is Dr. Rebecca Brown, a Hearth Board Member. The study illustrates that older homeless adults are frailer than their housed counterparts. (2011)
- Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research has a good summary of the findings.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) issued this brief in 2011. Issues related to chronically homeless individuals often overlap with those of the elderly homelessness, especially in regards to their health.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's Homelessness Resource Center has links to various articles and papers about the elderly homeless.
LeadingAge, one our partners in the National Leadership Initiative, launched the Center for Housing Plus Services in 2012 to serve as a national catalyst for the development, adoption and support of innovative housing solutions that enable low- and modest-income seniors to age safely and successfully in their homes and communities.
In 2010 NAEH published this report about the elderly homeless as part of their Demographics of Homelessness Series.
Shelter Partnership, another partner in the National Leadership Initiative to End Elder Homelessness, published this in depth study of homelessness among older adults and its related issues in 2008.
- An executive summary of the study is also available.