Tagged with poverty

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Homelessness

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Homelessness

In honor of Poverty Awareness Month, we thought you should know these seven facts about homelessness. 7. You could fill five football stadiums with the homeless population of the U.S. At least 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in January of 2015 in the U.S., according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s … Continue reading

Five Ways the Affordable Housing Crisis Affects Seniors

Five Ways the Affordable Housing Crisis Affects Seniors

Every day, roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65, and by 2040, older adults are expected to make up more than 20 percent of the population. This demographic change has been dubbed “The Silver Tsunami.” As the affordable housing crisis continues nationwide, and in many places worsens, and as federal resources for senior housing continue to disappear, … Continue reading

New Study Finds that Housing Homeless Seniors Improves Quality of Life and Saves Money

New Study Finds that Housing Homeless Seniors Improves Quality of Life and Saves Money

Joshua Bamberger, MD, Mercy Housing’s Chief Medical Consultant, recently authored a study examining how placing homeless seniors in permanent, supportive housing changed these seniors’ quality of life and healthcare costs. The study, recently published in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, looks at how the healthcare … Continue reading