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Housing, Health, and LGBTQIA+ Older Adults

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Keywords: Care Coordination, Housing, LGBTQ, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with Corporation for Supportive Housing, National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

Resource Summary: This publication provides health centers with promising practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ older adults with their housing and related health care needs, including screening for homelessness and housing, supporting aging in place, providing affirming referrals for housing and supportive services, and offering inclusive health care environments.

Resource Details: Accessing housing and aging in place pose several challenges for older adults, and particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGTBQIA+) adults. Because of historical and current stigma, discrimination, and bias against LGBTQIA+ people, LGTBQIA+ older adults may not have equal access to the resources needed to successfully age in place.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.