Entries by Allison Marino

May is Affordable Housing Month!

May is Affordable Housing Month! Now more than ever, families need the security and stability of a safe, affordable home. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, nearly 1.3 million households in CA are considered low-income, yet for every 100 of these households, there are only 24 affordable homes available for rent. Because of […]

Happy National Nurses Day!

Happy National Nurses Day! We created the “Housing Plus Services: RN Coaching” pilot program in partnership with USA Properties Fund as a community-based solution to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for older adults. The RNs were especially critical to the program’s success, enabling older residents of affordable housing communities to continue living […]

Happy 60th birthday LeadingAge California!

Happy 60th birthday LeadingAge California!  A heartfelt congrats and thank you for all your success and hard work in supporting CA’s older adults, and for featuring two of LifeSTEPS’ affordable housing communities in the 60/60 Tour! LifeSTEPS Executive Director Beth Southorn states, “LifeSTEPS is a proud LeadingAge member and has benefited so much from all the advocacy work […]

Making Access to Health Care More Equitable and Fair

Here at LifeSTEPS, our work is grounded on the value of equity and accessibility when it comes to having opportunities and resources for stability and success, which is why we support eliminating a Medi-Cal asset test that hurts California renters and limits equitable access to healthcare. According to a California Budget & Policy Center fact […]