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Improving Access to Safe and Affordable Housing

By 2030, one in every five Americans will be over age 65, and our nation will face a severe shortage in appropriate housing to meet their needs. As people age, they need housing that is structurally and mechanically safe and that accommodates people with disabilities. Those 50 and older also need safe communities, adequate transportation options and access to grocery stores, doctors and community activities. AARP Foundation is developing strategies to address the senior housing crisis and make all of our communities affordable and welcoming for people regardless of age or physical ability.


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Help AARP Foundation win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50 and over.

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5 Essential Facts From “Housing America’s Older Adults”

AARP Foundation sponsored a just-released report by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University called “Housing America’s Older Adults — Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population.” The report highlights the many challenges the nation faces in providing affordable and adequate housing to an aging demographic whose numbers are increasing year by year.



Partners Not Saviors: A New Model for Mixed-Income Communities

Habitat is currently working to transform the 1,500-resident Southwood Mobile Home Park into a mixed-use, mixed-income community – this is the first development of this scale in our nation that is being executed with a commitment to non-displacement of residents.

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Innovative Loans Secure Affordable Housing

Long-term, low-interest loans are helping seniors find a place to call home

Home Repair Help Keeps Aging Homeowners Safe

Maintaining repairs is key to older residents being able to remain in their homes

Quiz: Do You Know How to Prepare for a Disaster?

Take this quiz and learn what you need to do to be ready for emergencies

Housing Solutions Center Offers Practical, Preventive Advice

This service connects 50+ at-risk homeowners to free HUD-certified counseling and other resources to help them avoid foreclosure


Featured Programs & Services

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation.

Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50+ homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.


We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers.