Importance of Providing Section 8 & Public Housing For Seniors

Sep 27, 2023

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 6 people worldwide will be aged 60 years or over by 2030. By 2050, the population of people aged 60 years and older will double (2.1 billion).

As the number of aging people in our society increases, affordable housing for senior citizens becomes even more critical. Everyone deserves a safe, clean place to call home, especially those who have worked hard their whole lives to contribute to their communities. Yet, many older adults face financial challenges and difficulty finding affordable housing that provides them with safe and appropriate living conditions. Fortunately, programs like Section 8 and public housing can help seniors age with dignity and security.

In this article, we’ll explore the importance of providing Section 8 and public housing living options for seniors and how these programs positively impact their lives.

Importance of Safe Senior Housing

As seniors transition into their golden years, safe housing offers security, promotes physical and mental well-being, and enhances overall quality of life. Equally important, it allows seniors to maintain their independence and thrive in their later years. Safe senior housing isn’t just about physical safety; it’s also about providing seniors with a supportive environment where they can thrive—and get the most out of their retirement years.

Senior Housing Resources From PMHA

Many seniors have called the same place home for many years. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints or changing physical needs, not all seniors have the resources to either stay in their homes or move to a well-appointed retirement community. That’s why PMHA provides specialized senior housing help and support to cater to their unique needs and financial limitations.

ADA Accessible Units

ADA-accessible units are thoughtfully designed to ensure that every senior, regardless of mobility challenges, can enjoy a safe, comfortable living environment. These units include features like wider hallways and entryways to accommodate wheelchairs, grab bars in the bathroom, and parking that is close to the dwelling—all to foster safety, security, and greater independence.

Service Coordination

We understand that navigating the landscape of Section 8 and public housing can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to low-income housing for senior citizens. PMHA’s dedicated team provides senior housing help by guiding seniors through the process, ensuring they have access to the support and services needed to make informed choices about their living conditions and place of residence.

Housing Counseling

Securing senior public housing or Section 8 housing can also be challenging. It’s no secret that senior Section 8 housing has a long waiting list. That’s why PMHA provides seniors with the guidance needed to find the perfect place to call home. Our goal is to provide the insight necessary to help seniors make smart choices about their housing needs regardless of income.

 

Applying For Section 8 & Public Housing as a Senior

Are you or a loved one in need of affordable housing? PMHA is here to help. We offer a range of options to seniors seeking Section 8 and public housing. Explore our affordable housing or contact us if you have questions, comments, or requests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources:

World Health Organization. Aging and health. Last updated: October 1, 2022. Accessed: September 11, 2023

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