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Preventing Age 50+ Homelessness 🏡

💥This discussion was created on Saturday - April 17, 2021💥

 

Prevention is cheaper, versus rescuing us after we have become homeless!

 

  • What measures you as one person can do to perhaps prevent your homelessness or another age 50+ person's homelessness?

 

  • Let us discuss this onging crisis 🙂

 

💡MY PLAN TO HELP

I am encouraging the folks with extra $$$$ to spare to invest in building Tiny Cottages to rent to us in my location.

 

💡WHY I CARE

It took me being homeless July 2017 to August 2018 to care. Up to that season in my life, life was stable. It took being laid off 3 times in my 50's for reality to kick in. Lol, have no desire to be homeless agsin with me now living on Social Security alone. Yes, had to use my 401k in 2008 to pay off my brand new car. That was my 1st layoff after 9 awesome years with Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida. That started my unpredictible life journey, working wherever I could with no 401k.

 

💥WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU💥

Do you have a homeless story to share? We would luv to hear it!!!

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https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2023/los-angeles-homeless-to-ceo.html

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WAYS TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS!

 

[1] IF you know of someone who has lost their job or income source - offer solutions you may know of.

 

[2] IF you know of someone facing Medical Bills they cannot pay. There are Organizations who will help. Maybe find out who they are and contact them on behalf of person. Sometimes when we are NOT feeling well and WORRYING, we cannot help ourselves.

 

*** Prevention is cheaper versus waiting until the person is homeless ***

 

Thank you,

Nicole  👵

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[1] NOT every homeless person is an addict or a criminal or crazy.

 

[2] Some are people who are just like us who maybe lost a job or had medical bills that cleaned out their savings.

 

[3] So NEXT TIME you read about the homeless or see one, have some compassion.

 

Thank you,

Nicole  👵

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What is the root cause of homelessness?  🤔


[1] Poverty is one of the most significant root causes of homelessness.

 

[2] Stagnant wages, unemployment, and high housing and healthcare costs all play into poverty.

 

[3] Being unable to afford essentials like housing, food, education, and more greatly increases a person's or family's risk.

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🏡‌  "A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul."

 

--Phillip Moffitt

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👴👵  AARP Foundation Helps Struggling Older Americans (AAR Article)
 
Who We Are.
 
AARP Foundation creates and advances effective solutions to reduce poverty for and with older adults.
 

https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/about-us.html

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A SUGGESTION!!!

 

Instead of giving a homeless person your change, how about offering to help them?

 

NOT all homeless are addicts or crazy as society seems to think.

 

[1] It is so hard finding a way to take a shower BEFORE a Job Interview. Yes, some homeless got laid off and WANT to work AGAIN. Maybe suggest a place to shower in YOUR COMMUNITY.

 

[2] How about buying a BUS OR TRAIN PASS so they can get to a Job Interview?

 

Thank you SO MUCH for caring!!!

 

All it takes is ONE person in your community to help ONE homeless person to get a job.

 

Nicole  👵

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HELP FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS WITH MINOR KIDS LIVING WITH THEM.

 

Contact local homeless shelters and social service agencies: They can provide information on available housing programs and resources in the area.

 

Utilize online resources: Websites like https://www.hud.gov/ offer search tools to locate housing assistance programs by zip code.

 

BE SAFE PLEASE UNTIL YOU ARE OFF THE STREETS!!!

 

Nicole  🤗🤗🤗

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And to EVERYONE ELSE - if you come across a HOMELESS Mother with Her Kids, please let her know she is luved and appreciated.

 

The SHAME attached to NOT being able to provide for YOUR MINOR KIDS is overwhelming.  😭😭😭

 

Those words COST ZERO.

 

Thanks,

Nicole  🥀🥀🥀

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🥀  To ALL the Homeless Moms out on the street - you are in my thoughts TODAY and I hope that NEXT Mother's Day you will be SAFELY HOUSED.

 

Nicole  👵

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🏡  Vickie Seat’s Story: From Homelessness to Independence (AARP Article)
 
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https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/scsep/vickie-seat-scsep-story.html

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🏡  Meet 4 Older Americans Who Survived Homelessness (AARP Article)
 
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https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2022/older-americans-survived-homelessness.html

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🏡  3 Steps to Avoiding Foreclosure (AARP Article)
 
Here’s What To Do If You’re Struggling With Mortgage Payments.
 

https://my.aarpfoundation.org/article/foreclosure-assistance/

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How to stay safe when homeless?


[1] Go to a public place open twenty-four hours. For example, a police station, emergency room or 24-hour convenience store.

 

[2] Stay in a shelter at night; or at least sleep in public places so people will be around if attacked.

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‌‌‌‌‌‌🏡‌‌‌‌‌‌  HAVE YOU EVER BEEN "HOMELESS" OR "HOMELESS" NOW?

 

My heart goes out to anyone who is Age 50+ and homeless [on the streets].

 

In July 2017 to August 2018, I would have been here in Virginia IF it was not for the AWESOME "Roanoke Rescue Mission"  ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌THANK YOU!!!

 

[1] I was turning age 60 ▶️*** (66 this year 2024) ***◀️ and wanted to celebrate it in a place of my own.

 

[2] Job hours had been cut due to the economy at that time (lots of places closing in Manassas, Virginia).

 

[3] While staying there, I found another Income Source, saved $5,000.00 and was NEVER HOMELESS AGAIN.

 

*** Stuff happens and as WE AGE, we need to figure out our priorities [safe housing] ***

 

Thanks,

Nicole  👵

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What is YOUR COMMUNITY doing to help the homeless?  🤔

 

I live in Cave Spring, Virginia (Roanoke County).

 

IF YOU ARE LIVING ON THE STREETS IN VIRGINIA, CALL THE ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION. THEY TAKE THE HOMELESS FROM OTHER CITIES IN VIRGINIA. ALOT OF PLACES DONOT.
 
From one-time gifts and monthly giving to planned gifts and critical in-kind donations, there are some great ways to give and make a difference. The services provided at the Rescue Mission wouldn’t be possible without our donors. Each successful move out, each graduate from the Way Forward Recovery Program is possible because of you. Look at our giving options and see how you can change a life today.
 

https://rescuemission.net/

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🏡  The Problem of Rising Rents and Where to Find Help (AARP Article)
 
FROM THE ARTICLE - SEE ARTICLE FOR MORE!
 
The High Cost of Rising Rents.
 
OLDER Americans with limited incomes struggle to keep up with steep increases.
 
Rent increases and older adults.
 
Know Your Rights: What to Do If Your Rent Gets Jacked Up!
 
Learn your rights. Check to see if your landlord gave you the information and the advance notice required by state and local laws. Some places also have rent stabilization laws that limit rent increases. You can find free legal help through the Legal Services Corporation and the Eldercare Locator run by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
 
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https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2022/rising-rents-affordable-housing-resources.html

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🏡  Resources That Help the Homeless With Housing and More​ (AARP Article)
 
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https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2022/resouces-to-help-the-homeless.html

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An advocate Age 65 for the homeless in Philadelphia faces losing her own home (AARP Video)
 

https://videos.aarp.org/detail/video/3951348750001/alicia:-facing-homelessness

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🏡 Number of homeless senior citizens on the rise in Florida (News 13)
 
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As baby boomers get older and inflation continues to rise, homes are becoming less and less affordable, and experts say that combination is leading to more senior citizens becoming homeless.
 
Nearly one in four homeless adults are over the age of 55.
 
Homelessness among seniors is estimated to triple by 2030.
 
Nearly a third of senior households are considered cost burdened, spending more than 30% of their income on housing.
 

https://mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2024/04/12/number-of-homeless-seniors-citizens-on-the-rise-

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The homeless crisis in the making hits home for grandma and grandpa (Fox News)
 
FROM THE ARTICLE - SEE ARTICLE FOR MORE! LINK AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
 
Contrary to popular opinion, many individuals do not become homeless solely due to financial difficulties, at least not immediately. Homelessness often occurs when individuals lack meaningful relationships.  
Family relationships serve as the primary safeguard against economic hardships. However, the breakdown in traditional family structures has resulted in the number of seniors living alone has recently risen both in absolute terms and as a percentage of the total population.
 

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/homeless-crisis-making-hits-home-grandma-grandpa

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🏡  What Are the Four Types of Homelessness? (Comic Relief US)
 
Here is a breakdown of the four types of homelessness people face in the United States:
 
[1] Transitional Homelessness.
 
[2] Episodic Homelessness.
 
[3] Chronic Homelessness.
 
[4] Hidden Homelessness.
 

https://www.comicrelief.org/posts/what-are-the-four-types-of-homelessness

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(Wednesday 3/13/24)

 

I had started this discussion in 2021 before deciding to leave AARP. Why?  🤔  Site had "died" AFTER they "shut down" their Political Forum in 2021.

 

NOW in 2024, I am seeing and reading about TOO MANY "old" folks being EVICTED because they can NO LONGER "afford" their rent or mortgage.

 

Gosh, at age 66 THIS YEAR, I make sure my "rent" is paid 1st as I so DO NOT want to end up homeless AGAIN.

 

Took the ONE TIME for me to find out - when we get OLD, there is NO HELP with housing...

 

Nicole  👵

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Plan ahead with a 401, not in your 50's but in your 20's, my IRA's & 401's dropped significantly in 2022 when a certain administrations policies started kicking in. 

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(3/9/24) @Tempest332 , I grew up on BACKUPS = do not put ALL of your eggs in ONE basket. At age 66 THIS YEAR, I am "exploring" my optons JUST IN CASE my Medicare & Retirement Social Security goes bye-bye BEFORE I die. My daughter (only child) has OTHER options in place aside from her company's 401k. Hey, way too many SENIORS ended up on the streets when they had that huge "bust" several years ago. Cannot remember Company (I is old 🙄) but I was still working. The administrators left them penniless = no 401k funds. Some were already retired. Sad!!!

 

Nicole  👵

 


[*** @Tempest332 wrote:

Plan ahead with a 401, not in your 50's but in your 20's, my IRA's & 401's dropped significantly in 2022 when a certain administrations policies started kicking in. ***]


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I'm just saying, as they are letting 18+ join AARP, I know so many that have absolutely no savings or plans for retirement, & are in massive debt.  Yes, more than one basket, though something is better than nothing.  Stick with reputable funds. 

 

SSI, & Medicare aren't going anywhere soon no matter how reckless the government spends, but really can one live comfortably on just these government handouts?

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(3/10/24) @Tempest332 , yes, alot of people are living on ONLY Government Handouts (immigrants, illegals, refugees) in my area and Habitat for Humanity just built a house for a couple from Peru. BUT the ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION is "full" with Americans who got "laid off" when companies like General Electric CLOSED their doors after being here FOREVER. As far as AARP letting age 18+ join, okay - BUT I see their SITE being CHANGED and to heck to age 50+. Anyway, that is life...

 

Nicole  👵

 


[*** @Tempest332 wrote:

I'm just saying, as they are letting 18+ join AARP, I know so many

y that have absolutely no savings or plans for retirement, & are in massive debt.  Yes, more than one basket, though something is better than nothing.  Stick with reputable funds. 

 

SSI, & Medicare aren't going anywhere soon no matter how reckless the government spends, but really can one live comfortably on just these government handouts? ***]


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Guess I should leave "Habitat for Humanity" off my beneficiaries' then. 🤔

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