Social isolation is a major problem facing many older LGBT adults. Most lack the family support systems enjoyed by heterosexuals; they’re twice as likely to be single and three times as likely to have no children. Retirement communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and senior centers often don’t welcome them.
That’s why shared housing has become a viable alternative for single gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in their 60s and beyond. This arrangement lets you live in a community setting or a senior housing facility while renting out your home to one or more people.