Kyle Cohen, 65, stands in the hallway of the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony in Long Beach, Calif., with a few of her art pieces hanging on display. She was on a waiting list for two years before she got her current apartment.

Kyle Cohen, 65, stands in the hallway of the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony in Long Beach, Calif., with a few of her art pieces hanging on display. She was on a waiting list for two years before she got her current apartment.