Coming Home: At the Nation's First Affordable-Housing Complex for LGBT Seniors, Created with Public and Private Support, L.A.-Area Elders Have a Place to Call Their Own

By Lisotta, Christopher | The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine), June 19, 2007 | Go to article overview

Coming Home: At the Nation's First Affordable-Housing Complex for LGBT Seniors, Created with Public and Private Support, L.A.-Area Elders Have a Place to Call Their Own


Lisotta, Christopher, The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)


At first glance, Triangle Square is just the latest apartment complex opening in rapidly gentrifying Hollywood, the fabled Los Angeles neighborhood that is emerging from decades of malaise to become a thriving urban center. The lobby looks like the interior of a W Hotel; the famed intersection Hollywood and Vine (site of a future W Hotel) is two blocks away; and two upscale commercial projects built over the past five years sit just to the south. But Triangle Square is a different kind of apartment building: Thanks to local, state, and federal support, it's the nation's first multicultural affordable-housing development for LGBT seniors.

Unlike LGBT-oriented retirement centers being developed in Santa Fe, N.M., and Palm Springs, Calif., where units will be priced at market rates, Triangle Square's 103 apartments are for those on fixed and low incomes over age 62. Monthly rates are between $230 and $800. In a white-hot rental market like Los Angeles, that's a steal.

"Across the street units are going for $1,600 to $2,500," says Mark Supper, executive director of the nonprofit Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing, which spearheaded Triangle Square. The complex opened in May and features a computer room on each of its four. floors, plus a gym, pool, library, media room, and game room.

Of the target residents, Supper says, "many of them are in dire situations." Often lacking the family support that straight elders receive--and facing atmospheres at most retirement communities that are far from gay-friendly--many out seniors return to the closet, if they can find a space that will take them at all. Indeed, 17 Triangle Square units are designated for those who are homeless or in danger of becoming so.

Supper views helping such folks as less an act of charity than as a community necessity. "I feel very strongly we wouldn't be standing hero, you and I, having this conversation--even The Advocate existing--if it were not for our seniors who had fought for us," he says during a recent tour. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Coming Home: At the Nation's First Affordable-Housing Complex for LGBT Seniors, Created with Public and Private Support, L.A.-Area Elders Have a Place to Call Their Own
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.