Advocacy

Seniors Facing Housing Challenges - A Discussion with SBSS' Brandi Orton

There are currently about 1.6 million seniors in Los Angeles County and by the year 2060, 1 in 4 Angelenos will be a senior citizen.

Many renters who have historically lived in affordable neighborhoods are being pushed out due to these areas becoming popular and they face living on the streets. This creates a situation in which older adults are often the most at-risk for becoming homeless.

Brandi Orton, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at Saint Barnabas Senior Services, talked with Alex Cohen of Spectrum News about why it is so hard to keep a roof over your head as a senior.