County: Shared-housing Program for Seniors Planned to Start this Summer

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Excerpt from NBC 7

Supervisor Joel Anderson, who first proposed the shared housing program, thanked county staff "for working diligently to get this program implemented so that we can help at least 50 seniors find better living situations as soon as possible."

"I look forward to next year's evaluation of the pilot program and, if successful, hope to work towards funding to expand the program," Anderson said in a statement.

According to Anderson's office, there will be more than 1 million older residents living in the county by 2030.

He added that the 2023 Point-In-Time homeless count revealed that the number of residents 55 and older who are homeless increased by 29% from the previous year.

Anderson said it's crucial to expand housing solutions "and homeless prevention efforts for our vulnerable seniors living on fixed incomes."

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