Elderly Eviction Prevention
Preventing homelessness among seniors who live in rental properties is the major goal of the Elderly Eviction Prevention program. Because of physical frailties, memory disorders or mental illness, elderly renters may forget to pay bills, be unable to keep their apartments clean or have other difficulties that violate lease agreements. Suddenly eviction is imminent. We can help. We:
- Provide comprehensive assessment of clients' needs
- Identify and resolving problems with senior tenants before eviction is threatened or providing relocation to appropriate housing, if needed
- Maintain positive relationships with area landlords and property managers so they are sensitive to senior housing issues
- Work with our network of public and private agencies to find solutions to the problems senior tenants face in trying to manage their living spaces
The EEP coordinator assists two task forces that work on special concerns of seniors and are made up of social workers, lawyers, housing community representatives, and government officials.
- The Senior Housing Council focuses on issues and solutions to promote stability for seniors.
- The Hoarding Task Force works with clients who have difficulties with excessive collecting.