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Affordable and accessible housing is inextricably connected to quality of life for older people, and home ownership often provides financial security to people age 50 and older. Find more information on how communities can contribute to successful aging by offering the right mix of housing options, providing home-based services and helping older owners modify their homes.



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Housing for Older Adults: Impacts of the Recession (AARP)

This AARP paper summarizes findings from State Housing Profiles 2011, which uses several sources, including the 2009 American Community Survey, to look at key housing indicators for older adults. The data show that conditions have deteriorated significantly for older households during the last decade.

Housing an Aging Population: Are We Prepared? (Center for Housing Policy)

The Center for Housing Policy reviewed data from the American Housing Survey to better understand the long-term housing needs of the 65+ population, as well as the services needed to enable them to age in place.

AARP Housing Policy Solutions to Support Aging in Place

Public policy should support a variety of housing options for older adults, including those that allow them the choice to age in their homes and communities. This AARP fact sheet identifies public policy challenges to aging in place, and offers solutions to these challenges.

AARP State Housing Profiles

This report uses data from several sources to look at key housing indicators for older adults in every state and the District of Columbia. Most of the data come from the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey, with comparison data from the 2000 Decennial Census.

HUD Comprehensive Housing Analyses Website     

These detailed and up-to-date reports for 200 housing markets provide local planners necessary information about the housing market in their area. Each report presents detailed information and statistics on housing inventory, population, households, ownership status, estimates of employment, home sales, new construction, and trends.

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