Aging and Homelessness
Many Americans are looking forward to a "third stage" in life. One that promises continued productivity and freedom from want. For a growing number of older individuals, the promise of golden years is losing its luster.
The number of homeless adults over age 50 is increasing rapidly and there are more elders becoming homeless for the first time.
The number of homeless adults 50 years of age and older increased 34% between 2010 and 2012, while total homelessness only increased by 10%.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness estimates that the number of homeless adults over 50 years of age will increase by 33% within the next 10 years and will double by 2050.
We invite you to read our 2013 Report on Aging and Homelessness
(PDF, 2.6MB) to learn more about the growing population of homeless individuals 50 years of age and older and the problems they face. It is our hope that this report will shed light on the issue, encourage more people to take action and help create a better community for those less fortunate.