Dennis Culhane was recently quoted in a USA Today article Motels as Homeless Shelters? More Local Governments are Housing People in Motel Rooms. “You have an asset that you can basically just polish up and improve. That makes it a lot faster and probably more affordable than having to start from scratch,” Culhane said.
Dennis Culhane and co-authors have authored a report titled "The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness: Could Housing Solutions Be Funded by Avoidance of Excess Shelter, Hospital, and Nursing Home Costs," as reported by the Penn Today & The Daily Pennsylvanian. The report predicts that the number of elderly homeless people will likely triple during the next decade. While the situation is dire, Culhane says that, with the appropriate funding, it could improve.
People older than 50 are increasingly part of the country’s homeless population. “We should all be very concerned about this,” Dennis Culhane of the PSC says in a San Francisco Chronicle article. “It’s going to be very upsetting to people to see so many more elderly people who are homeless, but that’s basically what we are facing: a growing aging and frail homeless population.”
National Center on Homelessness among Veterans
Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy
Professor of Policy Research and Evaluation
Professor of Social Policy
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Boston College, 1990