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Rally on Capitol Hill for Affordable Senior Housing

Rally on Capitol Hill for Affordable Senior Housing B’nai B’rith International co-hosted a rally on Capitol Hill on May 8, 2019 to call attention to the need for more affordable senior housing. About 1,000 people attended the “Senior Housing Now” rally, which featured Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine; Missouri Rep. William Clay; California Rep. Katie Hill; and Florida Rep. Donna Shalala, along with...

Remembering EHDOC’s Chairman Emeritus, Morton Bahr.

Remembering EHDOC’s Chairman Emeritus, Morton Bahr. “It is with a heavy heart I inform you of the recent passing of Morton Bahr. As you all know, ‘Morty’ was an exceptionally proud CWA Union leader, a relentless and passionate advocate for seniors, and humbly honored to be a part of the EHDOC Board of Directors. I ask that you join me in expressing heart-felt condolences to his wife Florence,...

EHDOC Senior Relief Fund: A stolen car has a happy ending.

EHDOC Senior Relief Fund: A stolen car has a happy ending. When one of its residents needed a helping hand, EHDOC was ready to assist. Guillermo Ramos, a resident at Hugh Carcella Apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a quiet and humble man, well-liked by everyone and known for his kindness. He drives other residents to the grocery store and medical appointments, never asking for payment. He also...

Jacksonville Towers Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Jacksonville Towers Celebrates 40th Anniversary The 40th anniversary of Jacksonville Towers was recently celebrated by residents, staff and local officials in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The 9-story 100-unit building opened March 31, 1979.  In attendance were many residents as well as Bob Johnson, Mayor of Jacksonville; James Reid, former Mayor of Jacksonville; Mark Perry, Jacksonville State...

SENIOR LIVING SENIOR DIGNITY

SENIOR LIVING SENIOR DIGNITY Despite increased senior poverty the Administration continues to cut and delay funding for Affordable Senior Housing As reported by the U.S. Administration on Aging 2017 Profile of Older Americans, over 4.6 million people age 65 and over (9.3%) were below the U.S. poverty level in 2016, and another 2.4 million were classified as “near-poor” (income between the poverty level...

What is the commitment for Affordable Senior Housing in communities nationwide?

What is the commitment for Affordable Senior Housing in communities nationwide? by Christopher M. Shelton, EHDOC Board Chairman As most communities nationwide know, the cost of housing has been sharply increasing over the past few years. This escalating cost of housing has been particularly harsh for low-income older persons who rely upon Social Security as their primary source of income, including...

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