A 2014 study by the Equal Rights Center found that 48% of LGBT-identified seniors “experienced unfavorable differential treatment in terms of availability of housing, pricing, financial incentives, amenities or application requirements.” Many LGBT older adults are forced to hide their sexual orientation and/or gender identity to avoid mistreatment, harassment and discrimination in senior living environments.

By 2030, there will be an estimated 7 million LGBT older adults reaching retirement.

To support the growing LGBT 60+ community, Friendly House Elder Pride Services has developed a Housing Equality Survey Tool, used to vet and identify LGBT-friendly housing providers in Oregon. In 2015, Elder Pride Services published the nation’s first local consumer guide to finding safe and welcoming housing for LGBT people as they age. The survey is now used as a model for identifying equitable housing for LGBT older adults throughout the country.

If you are an LGBT elder who is interested in being part of our Housing Committee that meets monthly to oversee and implement the housing assessments, or if you would like more information regarding the housing assessment, please contact us for more information.

Are you interested in becoming an LGBT-designated Housing Provider? Contact us to learn more.

LGBT Designated Housing Providers

We have partnered with Retirement Connection, a local publication designed to support and inform the older adult community, to help spread the word about our housing assessment and to help seniors connect with housing providers that are right for them.

Our current LGBT Designated Housing Providers include:

Life Plan Communities (CCRC)

Rose Villa
13505 SE River Rd
Portland, 97267


Independent Living

Calaroga Terrace
13505 SE River Rd
Portland, 97267
(503) 654-3171

Concepts in Community Living: Aspen Grove Apartments
611 Tennyson Ave
Hines, 97738
(541) 573-6956

Concepts in Community Living: Jason Lee Manor
1551 Center St
Salem, 97301
(503) 585-6511

Harsch Property Management: 1200 Building
1220 SW 12th Ave
Portland, 97205
(503) 224-1565

Harsch Property Management: Lexington Apartments
1125 SW 12th Ave
Portland, 97205
(503) 224-9638

Harsch Property Management: Park Tower
731 SW Salmon St
Portland, 97205
(503) 224-1567

Rose Schnitzer Tower
1430 SW 12th Ave
Portland, 97201
(503) 222-7467

Mary’s Woods
17400 Holy Names Dr
Lake Oswego, 97034
(503) 675-2004

NW Housing Alternatives: Trenton Terrace
4720 N Trenton St
Portland, 97203
(503) 654-1007

NW Housing Alternatives: Weilder Commons
1529 NE 21st Ave
Portland, 97232
(503) 654-1007

NW Housing Alternatives: Village at Headwaters
3131 SW Marigold St
Portland, 97219
(503) 244-1544

NW Housing Alternatives: Rosemont Court
597 N Dekum Ave
Portland, 97217
(503) 240-8087

NW Housing Alternatives: The Roselyn
424 NW 21st Ave
Portland, 97209
(503) 228-4220

Assited Living

Concepts in Community Living: Adam’s House
121 Cordelia Dr
Myrtle Creek, 97457
(541) 863-4444

Concepts in Community Living: Applegate Place
1465 E Central Ave
Sutherlin, 97479
(541) 459-6300

Concepts in Community Living: Brookside Place
3550 SW Canal Blvd
Redmond, 97756
(541) 504-1600

Concepts in Community Living: Juniper House
301 SW 28th Dr
Pendleton, 97801
(541) 278-0666

Concepts in Community Living: Meadowbrook Place
4000 Cedar St
Baker City, 97814
(541) 523-6333

Concepts in Community Living: Prairie House
51485 Morson St
LaPine, 97739
(541) 536-8559

Concepts in Community Living: Rackleff Place
655 SW 13th Ave
Canby, 97013
(503) 266-9555

Concepts in Community Living: Redwood Terrace
3111 Canal Ave
Grants Pass, 97257
(541) 471-9543

Concepts in Community Living: Spring Meadows
36070 Pittsburg Rd
St Helens, 97051
(503) 397-0401

Concepts in Community Living: Taft House
1337 SW Washington St
Portland, 97205
(503) 223-2144

Concepts in Community Living: The Aspens
210 Roe Davis Ave
Hines, 97738
(541) 573-2222

Concepts in Community Living: Willow Place
1307 N College St
Newberg, 97132
(503) 537-9100

Concepts in Community Living: Wilson House
1625 Center St NE, Salem, 97301
(503) 585-6511

Laurelhurst Village
3060 SE Stark St
Portland, 97214
(503) 535-4700

Mary’s Woods
17400 Holy Names Dr
Lake Oswego, 97034
(503) 675-2004

Rose Villa
13505 SE River Rd
Portland, 97267
(503) 654-3171

Providence ElderPlace at Cully
5119 NE 57th Ave
Portland, 97218
(503) 215-8050

Providence ElderPlace at Glendoveer
13007 NE Glisan St
Portland, 97230
(503) 215-7850

Providence ElderPlace at Irvington Village
420 NE Mason St
Portland, 97211
(503) 546-9292

Adult Care Homes

Welcome Home Hazelwood (SAGE Partner)
11535 NE Pacific St, 97220
(971) 319-6670

Chona Bohanon, provider
4047 SE 5th Ave
Gresham, 97080
(503) 665-4689

Floarea “Flory” Matei, provider
2790 SW Butler Rd
Gresham, 97080
(503) 669-8399

Gabriela “Gabi” Molfa, provider
3615 SE 118th Ave
Portland, 97266
(503) 760-2558

Juan “Johnny” Galdamez, provider
15804 NE Broadway
Portland, 97230
(503) 328-8287

Kimo Pinkerton, provider
3127 SW Lillyben Ave
Gresham, 97080
(503) 328-9190

Julie Miller, provider
2790 SW Butler Rd
Gresham, 97080
(503) 665-1669

Naomi Rasmussen, provider
132 NE Liberty Ave
Gresham, 97030
(503) 912-3023

Friendly Thoughts

As a housing provider, we want to be sure that our housing is open and welcoming to everyone in addition to being reflective of the community as a whole. Fair housing legislation provides parameters for preventing discrimination at the entry level into housing, but our partnership with SAGE [Elder Pride Services] helps us to ensure that we are prioritizing the needs and wants of LGTBQ elders and responding appropriately to issues of bullying or discrimination that may arise. SAGE [Elder Pride Services] allows us to demonstrate our commitment to a safe and dignified housing experience for LGBT elders, furthering our organizational mission and resulting in happier, healthier communities.

Julia Doty, Director of Resident Services, Northwest Housing Alternatives