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Homelessness among older people is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crunch

Columbia Falls’ Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton are part of a recent surge of homelessness among people older than 60. The housing affordability crisis, driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, and high inflation are chipping away at their fixed incomes. Although data is limited, advocates for seniors and people who are homeless say greater numbers of adults are showing up at shelters across the country. The problem is particularly acute in Montana.