Studies by the County of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging have projected that the number of L.A. County residents over age 60 will double over the next 20 years, going from a current estimate of 1.5 million to almost 3 million.

Many seniors and their families will be making difficult decisions related to housing and health care, and there is a growing demand for affordable senior housing information services. Although there are several important programs that provide low rents or rental assistance, the demand for senior housing is high, and vacant units fill quickly. Each federal, state or local housing, or rental subsidy program has regulations and eligibility rules which must be met.

The Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center website helps provide access to new information and tools for finding senior housing and resources. Please continue to check this site for new information. Links to other important websites and agencies and housing locator tools are provided below.

Federal Resources

Social Security Administration - Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people with retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.

Medicare.gov – Medicare.gov provides benefits guidance for beneficiaries of Medicare. It also includes detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the county.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - The website provides benefits guidance for beneficiaries of Medicaid and Medicare.

ElderCare Locator – A free public service that connects older adults and their families with resources and programs designed in your area.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Affordable Apartment Search – This locator allows apartment seekers to locate available affordable housing throughout the United States.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Info for Seniors – The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers information for seniors ranging from housing to healthcare.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Info for Persons with Disabilities – The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers helpful information on housing for individuals with disabilities.

State Resources

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program - The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to seniors, so that they can remain safely in their own home.  The types of services include housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services, medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.

Adult Protective Services - Each county has an Adult Protective Services agency to help elder adults and dependent adults, when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Local Resources

211LA - Seniors and Older AdultsThis portal allows seniors to search for and access needed services on their own or with the help of a personal navigator.

Workforce Development Aging & Community Services – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) aims to connect individuals to careers and employers to a skilled workforce.

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging – The City of Los Angeles Department of Aging provides community-based services to seniors and their caregivers to ensure the highest quality of life as possible and remain in the community.

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Elder Abuse - Elder abuse is a rapidly growing criminal problem.  The office helps educate seniors on how to protect themselves against fraud.

Center for Health Care Rights - The Center of Health Care Rights is nonprofit health care advocacy organization that assures consumer access to quality health care through education, counseling, informal advocacy, and legal services.

LACountyHelps! – LACountyHelps is a free and easy way to find out the resources available to your family from a number of different health and human services programs.

Other Resources

AARP – Resources for Caregivers – AARP offers a variety of family caregiving resources ranging from medical to financial and legal to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

Affordable Living for the Aging – Affordable Living for the Aging provides affordable housing, supportive services, and alternative housing options for low-income and formerly homeless seniors.

Human Good – Human Good’s mission is to provide affordable housing, healthcare, and supportive services for retired community members.

Menorah Housing Foundation – Menorah Housing Foundation develops and manages affordable apartments serving persons ages 62 or older with very low incomes.

Retirement Housing Foundation – Retirement Housing Foundation provides housing and services for seniors, low-income families, and persons with disabilities.

WISE & Healthy Aging - A nonprofit social services organization that provides programs and services to advance the dignity and quality of life of older adults through leadership, advocacy and high-quality, innovative services.

TELACU – TELACU builds and manages affordable housing for seniors.

Network of Care – Network of Care is a resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with behavioral health.