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Webinar: Housing for a Changing America

Watch a video presentation by the curator of a National Building Museum exhibition about the disconnect between the country's demographics and dwellings

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Download or order Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, a free guide from AARP Livable Communities and the National Building Museum.

Just as the housing needs of individuals change over a lifetime unprecedented shifts in both demographics and lifestyle have fundamentally transformed our nation’s housing requirements.

  • Adults living alone now account for nearly 30 percent of American households.

  • While only 20 percent of today’s households are nuclear families the housing market largely remains fixated on their needs.

  • By 2030, 1 in 5 people in the United States will be age 65 or over — and by 2035, older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time ever.

  • The nation’s housing stock doesn’t fit the realities of a changing America.

Watch a presentation by National Building Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos.


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