Home repairs for seniors make sense
Thurston Thrives’ Senior Housing Action Team hosted the Regional Housing Summit 3: Senior Housing in Thurston County November 20, 2019.
Presentations from six different panelists highlighted the need to provide affordable housing for low income seniors, the challenge of finding the millions of dollars needed to provide and build that housing, that 60 percent of seniors who need affordable housing can’t access it due to the limited inventory.
This summit reinforced for our board members in attendance that Rebuilding Together is a huge asset to the community because we preserve low income housing and allow seniors to safely remain in their homes. Many of our projects provide safe and health housing for seniors at a cost of less than $1,000—not the millions discussed during the summit. The work of Rebuilding Together Thurston County just makes sense!
Want to help us help provide safe and healthy housing for seniors? We're especially in need of volunteers with construction, plumbing, electrical or other building skills. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are also gratefully accepted here.
To learn more about Thurston Thrives or their Housing Action Team, visit their website at thurstonthrives.org/action-teams/housing/.