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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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Featured Resources

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

Make Room for 'Making Room'

Filled with infographics, ideas, solutions, photographs and floor plans, Making Room is a rallying cry for a wider menu of housing options. Learn how to get a free copy of this 84-page publication from AARP and the National Building Museum

Brenda and Phoebus

Rethinking What Makes a Great Roommate

Many older adults own homes with rooms to spare and could use some help around the house. Young, helpful renters need safe, affordable places to live. Nesterly is helping them find one another

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We have content links to all sorts of Housing resources, articles and information

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AARP HomeFit

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

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

Tiny Houses are Big!

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

Examples of Missing Middle Housing

The Missing Middle

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

Oregon Lifelong Home

How to Find an Age-Friendly Home

Few homes are age- and accessibility-friendly. Here’s how a program in Oregon is working to change that.

Green Letts Community Tool Library

Need a Trowel? Don't Want to Buy One?

Most communities have a library filled with books. What if more places had a library filled with power drills, saws and socket wrench sets?

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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

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Housing Policy

Research, analysis, background and commentary from the AARP Public Policy Institute

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