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Chicago’s undocumented seniors face slim and dangerous housing options

Injustice Watch: Chicago’s undocumented seniors face slim and dangerous housing options (March 31, 2022)

Undocumented seniors who don’t have family to fall back on are highly susceptible to ending up homeless, said Patti Prunhuber, a housing attorney at Justice in Aging, a national legal advocacy group based in Oakland, California, working to end senior poverty.

“Undocumented immigrants … can’t look ahead to being able to retire and have enough income to pay for their housing. So they’re struggling while they’re working. And then they really have no fall back once they stop working, unless they have a family member who can rescue them,” she said.

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