Topics :: housing

Low-Cost Housing for LGBT Seniors: A New Model Launches in Philly?

By Kilian Melloy | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
A low-cost housing program for LGBT seniors has started in Philadelphia. Early indications are that it's a huge success -- but the one site is far from enough to meet a growing need.

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

Ky. Forum to Address Gay Housing Discrimination

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 9, 2014
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is hosting its second annual fair housing forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

Airbnb Sponsors SF Pride

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sunday Jun 1, 2014
Airbnb, the Internet-based lodging sharing company whose name is often associated with San Francisco’s eviction controversy, has joined the city’s LGBT Pride parade and celebration as a major sponsor.

Seniors Lack Affordable Housing Options

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
LGBT seniors in cities across the country are facing a lack of affordable housing options as they age.

SF Chamber Cites Housing Need

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
The local economy may be booming, but San Francisco residents said in a recent poll that the cost of housing is their top concern, even outpacing homelessness, business leaders said at a recent breakfast meeting.

Tenants Demand Eviction Relief

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
Concern over increasing rental costs and a spike in evictions led more than 300 tenants and their supporters to pack a school lunchroom last weekend as the Citywide Tenants Convention sought to harness frustration into political action.

Affordable Housing For Gay Seniors Opens in Pa.

By Kathy Matheson | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Experts say gay seniors are less likely than their straight peers to have the financial and family resources to age in homes of their own. Many fear discrimination at traditional elder housing facilities, leading them back into the closet.

Court Stops Dallas Suburb’s Immigrant Renters Law

By Nomaan Merchant | Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
A Dallas suburb can’t enforce a law that bans immigrants in the United States without legal permission from renting apartments, a federal appeals court said Monday.

Study Finds Housing Bias Against Same-Sex Couples

By Sam Hananel | Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
A new study finds that same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised online.