By 2030, the number of adults over 65 is expected to double to 72.1 million. It’s projected that the population of low-income older adults will experience the fastest growth rate, placing further strain on an already exhausted inventory of housing. Today, for every 1 subsidized apartment available, 9 low-income older adults are waiting. In Cincinnati, 15.1% of elders currently live below the poverty line compared to the national average of 9.4%. 1 in 4 Ohio older adults currently lives 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 2,000 Affordable Living residents in 32 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 Well-being 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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