The Fort has dramatically affected the lives of the elderly living at Green Manor Apartments (http://presidiosentinel.com/local-news/blinded-by-the-dark). Green Manor was built in 1970 to provide 150 homes for disadvantaged elderly people. For almost 50 years, it has enabled residents to live their final years with dignity. A combination of HUD programs, both Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance and Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly, have supported some of our most vulnerable society members.
The enclosed pictures show that the building creates a wall between the seniors and the sunlight. In exchange for a few new “affordable units”, the developer was allowed to remove the sun from 30 elderly people’s homes.
“Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.”
– Pearl S. Buck