Public Housing Agencies and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People. 2.2. Services for Seniors in Public Housing


Many PHAs operate public housing that was designed for occupancy by seniors. Non-elderly people with disabilities may also be eligible to live in these buildings. Often these developments have service coordinators, who may be PHA employees or employed by partner organizations and who link residents to services for seniors in the community. Some public housing has a resident population that has aged in place and become increasingly frail, and PHAs sometimes collaborate with other organizations to provide more intensive support services that allow vulnerable tenants to continue living in their own apartments. Some public housing developments or portions of developments have been designated as assisted living.5

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