Scott is a 66-year old man with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
He was referred to LCD by his nurse practitioner as he was dealing with housing issues. Scott is a Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) tenant. But he was living at his son’s house because he could not navigate the steps into or within his Philadelphia Housing Authority unit.
Scott’s heart and breathing problems prevented him from walking up the steps to his second floor apartment and up the stairs to the second floor with- in the unit, where his bedroom and bathroom were located. He needed a first floor living space, but was unsuccessful in securing a transfer.
LCD engaged in sustained written advocacy with PHA and submitted tests and a letter of medical necessity from Scott’s pulmonary specialist. Scott obtained approval for an emergency medical transfer for move-in at a new construction, single floor apartment, with private parking and central air conditioning, which accommodates Scott’s worsening health condition.
Scott is now living in an apartment that allows him to be independent and healthy.