Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to Senior Housing for Same-Sex Couples

February 2014 | Equal Rights Center

Download PDF Go to Web Site Reprint Permission Form

““This investigation is the first of its kind to focus on providing objective, quantitative data specific to older same-sex couples seeking senior housing."”

This report documents the results of 200 matched-pair telephone tests conducted by the ERC in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. In 96 of the 200 tests (48%), a tester inquiring about housing in a senior living facility for a same-sex couple experienced at least one form of adverse differential treatment, as compared to a counterpart tester inquiring about housing for a heterosexual couple.

<