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housing for as long as they like. LGBT adults aged 60 to 69 are less likely than their older counterparts to cite their health as the reason they might need to move out of their current housing situation. Those aged 60 to 69 are the most likely to cite a need to move out of San Francisco. Race and ethnicity LGBT Asian Americans and non-Hispanic white participants are more likely than African Americans and Hispanics to own their home, and to have their mortgages paid off. NonHispanic whites are the least likely to have some other type of financial arrangement that covers their housing, such as living rent free with a friend or relative, in a nursing home, or other health care facility. Hispanics are the most likely to cite rising crime rates as the reason they might need to move out of their current housing situation; Asians Americans are the least likely. Income Compared to their more affluent peers, LGBT participants whose incomes are at or below 200% of the FPL are less likely to own their home, to have their mortgage paid off, or to be paying a mortgage. They are more likely to be renting. Those with lower incomes are less likely to live in a house or apartment, and are more likely to live in senior housing, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or an age-restricted community. They are also more likely to be domiciled in a SRO or to be homeless. Those with lower incomes are more likely to consider having to move out of their current housing situation due to changing needs resulting from aging, instability in their current housing situation, and rising crime rates than higher income participants. Education Like those with lower incomes, LGBT participants who have less than a 4-year college degree have smaller households than those with a 4-year degree or more. They are less likely to own their home, to have their mortgage paid off, or to be paying a mortgage. They are more likely to be renting, and to have some other type of financial arrangement that covers their housing. LGBT participants with less education are also less likely to live in a house or apartment, and are more likely to live in a SRO or be homeless. Those with less education are more likely to consider possibly having to move out of their current housing situation due to their health, changing needs resulting from aging, and rising crime rates than those with more education. Relationship status Participants in legally recognized relationships have larger households than their counterparts who are neither partnered nor married. They are more likely to own their home, to have their mortgage paid off or to be paying a mortgage, and less likely to be renting. Compared to those who are not partnered or married, those in legally recognized relationships are also more likely to live in a house or apartment; none report that they live in a SRO or are homeless. They are also more likely to be confident that they will be able to stay in their current housing for as long as they like.

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Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco: Recommendations for the Future  

This report examines results of a survey of more than 600 LGBT older adults in San Francisco in 2013.

Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco: Recommendations for the Future  

This report examines results of a survey of more than 600 LGBT older adults in San Francisco in 2013.

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