The Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund, which is spearheading the project, said in a statement that the project has received all federal, state, and local agency approvals and building permits, and plans to break ground in late October. Wells Fargo Bank also has signed on as an investor, tax credits have been allocated and all funding for the project has been secured, the group said. Anti-discrimination laws prohibit gay-only housing, but projects can be made friendly toward gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people through marketing and location. Experts say the need for such housing is great since many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination or disrespect by health care workers and elder housing residents.
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Explore Senior Housing options in Philadelphia, and nearby cities. Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. We could not find this area. Check your spelling and use one of the common location formats below:. Independent Living.
Gay-friendly affordable housing complex opens for senior citizens in Philly
Located in the block of South 13th Street, the six-story complex has 56 one-bedroom apartments, a 5, square foot courtyard, and a spacious lobby with fireplace. Michael, who is 70 and suffers from severe arthritis and peripheral neuropathy, is moving from a larger, older home in Northeast Philadelphia. So it was built for older people in mind - for safety. Michael has a great view of the courtyard and fountain, and so does new tenant Jerry Zeft on the floor below.
Affordable Housing Gay Seniors. Jerry Zeft, 70, explores his new home in the John C. Anderson apartments, an affordable housing complex aimed at gay seniors, Thursday, Jan. It's one of the only such buildings in the nation, serving an untapped market that experts say will continue to grow as the population ages.