USA Today: Thousands of California Seniors are one Disaster Away from Homelessness: What can the State do? (October 2, 2019)
Over 40,000 people age 65 and older were homeless in 2017, many of them in California. Older adults on fixed incomes are especially vulnerable to homelessness in California, due to the state’s shortage of appropriate, affordable housing. This USA Today story featured older adults experiencing homelessness in California, as well as advocates offering recommendations for solutions to the crisis. Justice in Aging Executive Director, Kevin Prindiville, talked about why so many older adults are experiencing homelessness right now, noting the racial wealth gap is one reason so many older adults of color are experiencing homelessness.