The American Psychological Association states there are 2.4 million LGBT seniors in America and 3.5 percent of seniors in Houston self-identify as LGBT according to Census numbers. Most LGBT people over 65 did not get to benefit from same-sex marriage since it came so late in their lives and are not fortunate enough to benefit from Social Security and spousal pension. There are also many gays that do not have neither family and children to take them in. This Houston project, scheduled to open next year, will be the first affordable housing project for LGBT seniors in the Southwest, and the second-largest in the country.
There will be 112 one- and two-bedroom apartments and they expect to be able to house about 145 to 150 seniors. The focus will be on LGBT-friendly care but all seniors are welcome. Total cost of the project is estimated at just over $23.5 million, including a $3.5 million dollar land grant for the property just 1.5 miles from The Montrose Center. Continue reading “Houston Will Be Home To $27 Million LGBT Senior Housing Project”