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FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Old & Poor in Tech City--A Hard Look at Poverty

FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Old & Poor in Tech City--A Hard Look at Poverty

New America Media/Central City Extra, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

New America Media's Special Report, "Old & Poor in Tech City" examines elder poverty as amplified by San Francisco's high-tech boom in low-income Central City.
GENTRIFIED: Homelessness Growing for Oakland Seniors

GENTRIFIED: Homelessness Growing for Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 04, 2015

Part 3: Homelessness is growing for Oakland’s elders thanks to skyrocketing rents, years of wage stagnation, defunding of affordable housing and other factors.
GENTRIFIED: Affordable Housing Unaffordable’ for Many Low-Income Oakland Seniors

GENTRIFIED: Affordable Housing Unaffordable’ for Many Low-Income Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Part 2: Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
GENTRIFIED: The Toll on Oakland Seniors

GENTRIFIED: The Toll on Oakland Seniors

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

Part 1: Escalating costs from gentrification make the hope of aging in place for Oakland’s low-income seniors more of a dream than a reality.
San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide

San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

If you think older Americans can’t learn digital tricks, SF Connected has a myth-busting class for you.
Making Technology Work for Elders in the New Longevity Economy

Making Technology Work for Elders in the New Longevity Economy

New America Media/WBAI, News Report, Liz Seegert, Posted: Dec 10, 2014

New gizmos from tech startups offer us more independence as we age, but researchers stress that ethnic diversity also raises cost and cultural concerns.

Ethnic Transgender Women Reflect on a Lifetime of Struggle and Change

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Transgender people struggle with more bias for their orientation, plus some racism from their lesbian-gay-bisexual peers. But They’ve learned to count on each other.

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Bullied by the System, Filipino American Senior Fights Eviction

Bullied by the System, Filipino American Senior Fights Eviction

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Mar 14, 2014

Filipino American artist–musician Benito Santiago, 63, is among San Francisco’s seniors facing rising rents and eviction—and deciding to fight back.
San Francisco’s ‘Mama Tess’ Serves Filipino Elders Taste of Home, Community

San Francisco’s ‘Mama Tess’ Serves Filipino Elders Taste of Home, Community

New America Media, News Feature, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 13, 2014

“Mama Tess” brings San Francisco’s low-income Filipino seniors a taste of home and community—but rising tech-boom rents are forcing out similar businesses.
The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

New America Media, Profile, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Former substitute teacher Brenda Washington, 64, never dreamed she’d be alone and poor. Stuck with little income in a tiny room, she still holds out hope.
Alzheimer's, Poverty Split Elderly Chinese Couple

Alzheimer's, Poverty Split Elderly Chinese Couple

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Xue Xian Mi, 74, is one of more than 4,000 seniors 65 and older in the Tenderloin.
Injured Worker, Now 64, Retired on $868 Monthly

Injured Worker, Now 64, Retired on $868 Monthly

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

Jose Mendez, 64, injured on the job and forced to retire early, is one of more than 4,000 seniors in San Francisco's low-income Tenderloin district.

Gentrification Keeps Retired Korean Barber in Housing Limbo

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Aruna Lee, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Barber Young Taek Lim, 75, is one of more than 4,000 seniors 65 and older in the Tenderloin.