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Housing That Works for People of All Ages

The vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. That's why AARP works to promote housing that enables people to live safely, comfortably and independently for as long as possible. That's why AARP encourages communities to welcome housing options and develop homes that are accessible to residents and guests of all ages and abilities. Smart, age-friendly homes are great places for people of all ages. 

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In The Spotlight

House Exterior, Perlman Architects, Home Within A Home, Livable Communities

A Home Within a Home

Architect Howard Perlman's winning design enables extended families to live together yet apart

An illustration showing a small green house next to a large red house is used here to represent the accessory dwelling unit concept.

Saying Yes to ADUs

By allowing accessory dwelling units, New Hampshire helps create needed housing for people of all ages

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AARP HomeFit

Smart solutions for making your home comfortable, safe and a great fit

Tiny Houses, AARP Liveable Communities, iny Houses Are Becoming a Big Deal

Tiny Houses Are a Big Deal

Living smaller can have large benefits for communities and people of all ages

Examples of Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing

Here's why mid-sized, walkable new housing disappeared and how we can get it back

Home builder/remodeler Vince Butler and his mother

21 Aging-Friendly Solutions

Home remodeler Vince Butler (pictured with his mom) offers advice he wishes he had followed

A gift tag on the John C. Anderson Apartments that says A Gift to Our Community

A Welcoming Home

Recognizing a need, some cities are developing housing options with LGBT older adults in mind

Neighbors, Co-Residents Sit On Sofa And Play With Dog, Co-Housing, AARP Livable Communities, More About Housing

20 Questions About Cohousing

Private homes and apartments with common spaces can be great for people of all ages