Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness


Homelessness among older adults is expected to continue to grow sharply in California and the nation over the coming years. How should localities respond? This workshop will provide an overview of the research on older adults experiencing homelessness. Emerging lessons from the Adult Protective Services Pilot, Home Safe, designed to prevent homelessness among vulnerable adults, will be shared. Programmatic adaptations and service connections to support older adults in homeless programs, including emergency shelters, Project Room Key, and Project Homekey, will also be examined. Implications from research and lessons learned for state and local practices will be explored in light of new funding opportunities to support older adults and people experiencing homelessness.

  • Christina Miller – National Alliance to End Homelessness Senior Policy Fellow, California State Policy

  • Corrin Buchanan – California Department of Social Services Assistant Director of Housing and Homelessness

  • Kelly Bruno – National Health Foundation Chief Executive Officer