AFFORDABLE LIVING BY ERS

By 2030, the number of adults over the age of 65 is expected to double to 72.1 million. It’s projected the population of low-income elders will experience the fastest rate of growth, placing further strain on an already exhausted inventory of housing. Today, for every 1 subsidized apartment available, there are 9 low-income elders waiting. In Cincinnati, 15.1% of elders currently live below the poverty line, as compared to the national average of 9.4%. 1 in 4 Ohio elders currently live in substandard housing.

Decent, safe, sanitary and in good repair. These are the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements for affordable housing funding. At ERS, we know these minimum standards are not nearly enough to enable our over 1,800 Affordable Living residents, in 27 communities across the tri-state, to live with dignity and truly thrive. Thanks to philanthropy, ERS provides wrap-around supports and amenities to empower residents to remain living independently for as long as possible, if not for the remainder of their lives, including:

  • Healthcare and Wellbeing programs, including on-site social workers, free wellness nurse visits, exercise centers with staff expertise
  • Transportation to grocery, general stores, entertainment and dining to keep them engaged in the community
  • Activities and Volunteer Coordination to encourage residents to socialize and develop relationships with neighbors and staff
  • Chaplaincy to support residents’ spiritual needs

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