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.
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.