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Economic Security & Housing

We Ensure Low-Income Older Adults Can Get the Resources they Need to Make Ends Meet

Despite working all their lives, raising families, and building our communities, nearly half of the nation’s older adults have trouble paying rent, buying food and medicine, and keeping the lights on. Discrimination, wealth inequality, and inadequate Social Security benefits all contribute to high rates of senior poverty and homelessness. Over 7 million older adults live in poverty today. We ensure older adults have access to the resources they need without discrimination. We train advocates and keep them informed of the most current rules and policies to help them connect their older adult clients to the services they need. 

Explore the areas of work below to find resources and information. 

To understand how all the various health and economic security programs work together to help older adults meet their basic needs, read our issue brief and fact sheet. In 2022, we started a new area of work to address the significant challenges older adults face in accessing health care and economic security benefits when reentering our communities after being imprisoned. Explore our reentry work.

SSI Policy Improvement and Defense

Expanding, improving, and protecting this critical program

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SSI Access and Eligibility

Breaking down barriers to ensure all who qualify can access this program



Helping the state's large population of low-income older adults access SSI

Housing and Homelessness Prevention

Addressing systemic barriers to housing for low-income older adults

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