Nona Young Chicago , IL

People shouldn’t have to suffer


Nona Young, a leader of Jane Addams Senior Caucus from Chicago, receives Social Security benefits. Nona had been looking for affordable senior housing for over a year with no luck. Her Social Security benefits were not enough to cover rent expenses. She was finally able to find housing at Hollywood House, a senior building. Thanks to her Social Security benefits, she was able to receive a reduced price for rent. She relies on Social Security to pay for life expenses such as rent.

If Social Security suffers cuts, she could end up homeless again. Nona believes that Social Security needs to be expanded and is a strong believer of scrapping the cap.