SAGE and Partners Launching LGBT Elder Housing in NYC

In his Pride Month Proclamation last month, President Obama declared that “MyAdministration is striving to better understand the needs of LGBT adults and to provide affordable, welcoming, and supportive housing to aging LGBTAmericans.” In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-Year Housing Plan specifically calls on developers to work with service providers to build LGBT-friendly senior housing.

As New York City Housing Authority Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye has pointed out, “The partnership between the City, BFC, and SAGE to expand affordable housing opportunities and services at Ingersoll is a powerful example of how we’re creating more connected communities through NextGeneration NYCHA.”In a similar vein, GRIOT Circle Executive Director Jose Albino has declared that”[w]e stand shoulder to shoulder with [SAGE] in ensuring that these groundbreaking LGBT affirmative housing opportunities are inclusive and representative of the individuals who live in the communities where they will be located.