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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

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

Learn 'The ABCs of ADUs'

Accessory Dwelling Units — commonly known as backyard bungalows, garage apartments and so-called granny flats — are small homes that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence. Download or order our free, photo-filled guide

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AARP HomeFit

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

Tiny Houses are Big!

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

The Missing Middle

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

Modern Roommates

Many older homeowners have rooms to spare. Young, helpful renters need affordable places to live

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?

A Welcoming Home

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

20 Questions About Cohousing

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

Housing Policy

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

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