Metro Vancouver Sees Rise of Homeless Seniors as Alarming Trend


Vancouver's steering committee on homelessness sees the emergence of homeless seniors a serious issue.

The eighth annual Homeless Action Week this year puts a spotlight on the "hidden homeless" to address the alarming issue. According to the committee, not enough is being done for those in Metro Vancouver retiring with debt, working with fixed incomes and have no capacity to move.


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Federal Programs Related to - Senior Residential Facilities Programs

Residential facilities for older adults who are unable to function in an independent living environment. Adult Foster Care; Assisted Living; Continuing Care Retirement Communities; Life Care Communities; Senior Residential Care Homes; CCRC's; Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly; Senior Board & Care

    Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

    Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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