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"Tackling Latino Health, Caregiving and Housing is key as Older Population Grows"

NBC News interviewed Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about the health needs of the Latino population in the United States, expected to total more than 1 in 5 of American seniors by 2060.

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Friday, June 18, 2021
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Eduardo Covarrubias retired from his job as a museum security guard in Washington, D.C., 14 years ago and moved to Casa Iris, an affordable housing community for older adults.

The complex has 39 one-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot apartments for people ages 62 and older that cost a maximum of $813 per month, depending on income. To compare, the average one-bedroom apartment in the nation’s capital runs $2,213 monthly.

“It’s peaceful. There are good people living here and the administration is very efficient,” Covarrubias, 79, said in Spanish, adding that he would have had to move back to his native Bolivia long ago if not for Casa Iris.

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