Monday, July 6, 2009

Gay seniors lack social safety net

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Gay seniors lack social safety net | | The Desert Sun
If Phillip Huebner stretched out his legs just right, he could get in a fitful snooze in his cramped Ford pickup.

“It wasn't that much fun,” said the 64-year-old Desert Hot Springs resident who called his pickup home when he became homeless this year.

“It would have been terrible if it had been a long-term thing.”

Huebner, who is disabled, was evicted from his apartment for making more money than laws governing federal disability allow and temporarily lost his Social Security benefits.

In January and February, he slept in his truck and struggled to live off $80 a week.....

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