From Pew Stateline:
After her daughter died from lupus, Charlene Green was left caring for her two grandchildren. But their housing situation was precarious at best: mold and mildew everywhere, ceiling caving in.
To get her landlord to make much-needed repairs in their Washington, D.C., apartment, the 62-year-old withheld rent — only to be threatened with eviction.
So, when her grandson told her about Plaza West, a new affordable housing complex that reserves 50 of its 223 units for grandfamilies — families made up of grandparents raising grandchildren — Green said it felt godsent. Now, she lives in a modern three-bedroom apartment in a building that combines the companionship of other grandparents with babysitting and tutoring on site, provided by the city and building management.
Read Pew Stateline's article "New Grandfamilies Housing Caters to Seniors and Kids Alike," featuring the District of Columbia Housing Authority.