Uptown in the News
April 4, 2004
The U.S. population is growing increasingly diverse, but low-income seniors who don't speak English still find it difficult to get an apartment. New immigrants and refugees must navigate a sometimes bewildering array of bureaucracies. Even non-English-speaking seniors who've lived here for years can find it daunting to locate affordable housing.
A number of social service agencies help non-English-speaking seniors find housing. These grass-roots groups generally form among immigrant populations to provide mutual support. The most successful groups tend to have been operating for years and also have a large local population base.
The Korean American Senior Center refers seniors to apartment buildings occupied primarily by Koreans. There are about 30 such buildings in Uptown.
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