Advocates for senior citizens are joining with several state lawmakers in urging Congress to restore funding to an Affordable Housing program for the elderly. They say the lack of federal funds comes at a time when the senior population in Florida continues to grow and thousands of low-income seniors are still on waiting lists for low-cost housing.
“Every 8 seconds, we have someone turning 65. We have a crisis that is approaching us, like a train approaching a tunnel and you see a headlight. We need to wake up. We need to do something about it,” said Tony Fransetta.