Gay and Lesbian Friendly CCRCs

Housing discrimination is illegal, and some states explicitly protect the rights of gay and lesbian citizens.

Legal, however, doesn’t necessarily equate to welcoming.

As a result, we are now seeing CCRCs targeted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

The first one to offer the full continuum of independent, assisted living, and dementia care was Fountaingrove Lodge at in Santa Rosa, CA.

The Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons (GLARP) has been planning its own CCRC in Palm Springs, CA, called GLARP Desert Ranch Retirement Development.

For general information on the National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative visit

Here are the communities I know as of this writing:

Arizona — The Pueblo in Apache Junction at is a women-only community.

California — Sunny on the West Coast – Stonewall Gardens in Palm Springs at and Triangle Square in Hollywood which caters to low income and  HIV/AIDS seniors at

Florida — The Palms of Manasota in Palmetto at and The Resort on Carefree Boulevard in Fort Myers at which is a women-only RV park.

Illinois — Townhall Apartments in Chicago at which offers apartments for low-income seniors.

Maryland — Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg at

Massachusetts — The Residences at Seashore Point in Provincetown at is a condominium community open to gay and straight residents.

New Mexico — Birds of a Feather at, also in Santa Fe, NM;

North Carolina — Carefree Cove in Zionville at

Oregon — Rainbow Vista in Gresham, an over 55 apartment community at

Pennsylvania — John C. Anderson Apartments ( in Philadelphia which caters to the low-income LGBT community. It opened in 2014 with a 100-person waiting list.

Washington — Discovery Bay Resort on the Olympic Peninsula, another women-only RV community but without its own webpage.