Our 8th Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day in Sacramento this month brought together 190 attendees from 33 LeadingAge California member communities, all with a clear message of highlighting the great importance of ensuring affordable housing funding! Residents and accompanying staff brought their legislative asks, personal stories, and great energy to the Capitol as they attended 55 meetings with legislators' offices and made their voices effectively heard. Every person in attendance helped let our legislators know what a pressing issue it is for seniors to be able to access affordable housing and age with dignity.
We are extremely grateful to our amazing sponsors this year! Thank you to Santa Clara Methodist Retirement Foundation, Retirement Housing Foundation, and Episcopal Communities and Services for your generosity and helping make this event a success. Keep an eye out for more affordable housing efforts on this front and an invitation to ASHRAD 2019 next year!