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Over the past six months, we’ve written several times about seniors and housing issues. We’ve received more questions and comments about older homeowners and the particular struggles they and their families are facing.

The Elizabeth Welch Award recognizes an older adult who has effectively advocated for the needs of other older adults, as either a volunteer or employee. This year’s award recipient is Nancy Hall.

Q: We’re in our early 80s and we own our home. We have a loan of about $95,000 and make monthly payments of $700 to the lender. We don’t have much in savings, but we do have some. If a major repair came along it would deplete our savings. Would we be smart to sell the home now and rent?

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