They are fortunate to have landed their apartments, because with Utah's rapidly aging population - by 2015, a state resident will turn 65 every 23 minutes - and despite the efforts of advocates, there simply is not enough money to keep pace with the need, said Marion Willey, Utah Nonprofit Housing's executive director.
"What we find, is most people in that housing that is subsidized, they stay there until they die," Willey
"This [housing] will be affordable forever."
The vacancy rate is close to zero, he
said, with apartments empty only long enough to get them ready for newcomers.
These are people on fixed incomes who simply can't afford nursing homes except with Medicaid, Willey