St. Barnabas Senior Services showed the senior voice of homelessness at the Living on the Edge: A Crisis in Senior Housing event.
The event brought housing advocates and older adults to discuss ways to end homelessness and share their personal stories of what it’s like to be a homeless older adult. Research shows that 64% of seniors in LA County are spending more than 30% of their income on rent, causing them to be ‘rent burdened’ which is a predictor of potential homelessness.
Homelessness impacts many clients at SBSS. Seven out of ten clients seen by case managers at SBSS Mid-City have a housing related issue and six to ten clients per month seen at SBSS Mid-City case management are facing homelessness in the next year.