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Living smaller can have large benefits for communities and people of all ages
The 'Not So Big House'
Lifelong Home Slideshow
Here's why mid-sized, walkable new housing disappeared and how we can get it back
Questions About Where You Live
Is Your Home Livable?
Few homes are age- and accessibility-friendly. Here’s how a program in Oregon is working to change that.
21 Aging-Friendly Home Remodeling Solutions
Slideshow of a Home Remodel
This model ordinance for state and local policies can help pave the way for accessory dwelling units
Two Homes in One
New Hampshire Says Yes to ADUs
Recognizing a need, some cities are developing housing options with LGBT older adults in mind
Starting With Affordable Housing
OTs and CAPS Can Help Make a Home Safe for Aging in Place
Private homes and apartments with common spaces can be great for people of all ages
Green House Nursing Homes
A Key to Profitably Aging in Place
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The Future of Housing
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