PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Monday, February 25, 2013

Older Women Facing Homelessness In Growing Numbers

A woman huddles on a street corner in San Francisco in January 2009. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

A woman huddles on a street corner in San Francisco in January 2009. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

By the end of this decade, estimates are that 60,000 or more elderly people will be homeless.

Life on the streets is particularly hard on older women who have more health problems and are very physically vulnerable.

With more and more older women facing economic instability, we ask: What should be done with an older woman who can’t afford a home of her own?

Let us know your thoughts on Facebook or in the comments.

Guest:

  • Rose Aguilar, host of “Your Call” on KALW radio in San Francisco.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 31 23 Comments

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

The lion's death wasn't the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

July 31 Comment

New Film Based On Travels With David Foster Wallace Opens

The film, called "The End Of The Tour," is based on David Lipsky's five-day road trip with the late author in 1996.

July 31 Comment

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

July 30 27 Comments

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.