There are two primary reasons behind older women’s homelessness: structural gender inequality and a lack of appropriate and affordable housing. Many older women are living precariously, only just managing by doing without food, heating and/or cooling and medication, and paying the price for gender inequality experienced over their lifetime. It’s time for action and national leadership. Awareness has been raised but policy responses are silent on addressing older women’s homelessness. What needs to happen to change this?
This topic was started as part of the discussion at the At Risk Online Forum 2021