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Retirement Connection: LGBT Designated Housing Providers

August 2019

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors often are challenged by the search for welcoming and inclusive senior housing options.Often LGBT individuals face discrimination and even abuse when looking for retirement communities, assisted living and/or long-term care options.However, we know that many communities are supportive and often advocate for the LGBT community.Friendly House’s SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Metro Portland program aims to connect LGBT seniors with LGBT friendly housing.To become “LGBT Designated” communities have shown a commitment to accepting and implementing best practices to become more informed and inclusive.This process includes minor adjustments to some and policies, as well as, ongoing staff trainings.

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