At Independent Senior Cultural Living, our journey began with a personal experience that underscored the pressing need for change.
Joan Davis (known as "JD" to her loved ones), was a courageous senior citizen, found herself compelled to leave her beloved home in Hayward, California and relocate to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2016. Financial constraints and a challenging diagnosis of colon cancer forced Joan to make this difficult decision. Her departure from her cherished family and close-knit community served as a stark reminder of the profound impact that California's exorbitant cost of living and predatory practices can have on seniors. Tragically, Joan Davis lost her battle with colon cancer two years later, leaving behind a void in the lives of those who loved her. Her story serves as a poignant and compelling case for the urgent implementation of affordable housing programs specifically tailored to support seniors, especially those from marginalized communities. Inspired by Joan's indomitable spirit and the countless others facing similar struggles, we embarked on a mission to provide a solution. Our commitment to affordable housing for underserved senior citizens drives us forward, ensuring that no one should have to face the hardships Joan endured. Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future for our deserving seniors.
We're dedicated to building a cultural, comfortable and affordable housing community for independent Disadvantage Minority American, seniors 62+ years. Independent Senior Cultural Living with JD is focused on the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our lives. To make a difference we are initiating campaigns, accepting funding, to help propel our ideals and resources to successfully achieve our goals.
No more ignoring distressed ran down dilapidated buildings and not salvaging them for low income residency.
With funding, our organization, we can give our parents a hopeful, stabilized environment with one less thing to worry about. Want to take part? Contribute to our work by donating or volunteering today.
The Big Picture
The disproportionate impact of the housing crisis on minority seniors in the United States is leading to their displacement from their communities, separation from their families, medical resources, and affordable housing. According to a report by The Mercury News, gentrification is causing changes in historically low-income neighborhoods, including new developments, rent hikes, and an influx of higher-income residents, exacerbating the problem. Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles, California reported that City National Bank settled for $31 million after being accused of refusing to underwrite mortgages for Black and Latino communities. These issues highlight the urgent need for equitable and accessible housing options for marginalized and vulnerable communities.