Information and Assistance calls for housing have increased over the past five years. Five years ago housing calls were ranked number 8 out of top 10 reasons for contacting Seniors First. For the past three years however, calls for housing have increased, and now rank number 5.
The calls have become much more complex. People are being displaced due to the downturn in the economy, a spouse dying, issues related to family dynamics and people living longer. Also, migration of people from out of the area due to family living in Placer County. The cost of housing and lack of availability have both increased which has caused clients that are from Placer County to seek solutions out of our county.