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Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program
 

Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program

New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty , Posted: Oct 24, 2014

Experts call Sec. 202 housing the “most successful” program for low-income seniors, but the White House stopped asking Congress for funds.

 

Calif. Filipinos Struggling With Promising New Low-Income Care Program

 

Asian Journal/New America Media , News Report, Christian Esteban, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Low-income California Filipinos and advocates say new state health program is confusing, but holds promise for better care.

 

Advocates: Confusing Calif. Care Program Calls for Better HIV Outreach

 

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Report, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: Sep 06, 2014

Low-income people with HIV are among Californians who can gain from a new care plan. But they need to get educated on often confusing choices.

 

Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm

 

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Feature, Chris Farrell , Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Part of the retire-to-farm movement, immigrants are carving out a new life for themselves and their families,

 

New Program Promises Coordinated Care for Low-Income Californians

 

La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara/translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

The state’s new Cal MediConnect program seeks to coordinate health care for low-income elders and people with disabilities, offering patients “total care.”

 

For Many Boomer Immigrants, Rough Times Ahead

 

PBS' Next Avenue/New America Media, News Analysis, Chris Farrell, Posted: May 15, 2014

Aging immigrants in the U.S. can find later life rough. Often, their savings are low and family needs high. But some programs offer help.

 

Hunger on the Border—Latino Elders Struggle to Eat in South Texas

 

HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: May 07, 2014

Latino elders struggle for enough food to eat in poverty-stricken colonia settlements along the Texas-Mexico border.

 

Hambre, realidad para muchos ancianos latinos en sur de Texas

 

HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: May 07, 2014

El hambre se ha vuelto una amenaza real entre los ancianos latinos que viven las colonias de la frontera Texas-México.

 

Seniors Languish On Affordable Housing Wait-Lists

 

VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Karina Cortez, Posted: May 03, 2014

Seniors in Long Beach routinely spend years in substandard living situations, as they wait for an affordable housing unit to become available.

 

As Health Falters, LGBT Seniors Face Stark Housing Choices

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 26, 2014

Despite his stellar career, Bernard Mayes, 84, couldn’t easily find LGBT-appropriate and affordable assisted living close to his extended family in San Francisco.

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