The Philadelphia Inquirer

Homeless baby boomers a fast-growing presence in U.S. cities

If current trends continue, the number of aging homeless people will more than double in three major metropolitan areas by 2030, straining social and medical services, a report released Tuesday concluded.

Dennis Culhane, a social policy professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice who was principal investigator of the study, said the team found that it would be “cheaper to provide a housing solution” than to continue allowing aging homeless people to spend too much time in hospitals and nursing homes because they have no other options.