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The 1999 National Survey of Section 202 Elderly Housing

This third national survey of elderly housing sponsors and facility managers (previous surveys were done in 1983 and 1988) covers changes in project and resident characteristics, consumer demand, services offered, management styles, and capital needs. It specifically focuses on financing changes and staffing changes authorized by the housing acts of 1990 and 1992 to document the effects of those pieces of legislation. In this AARP Public Policy Institute study, Leonard F. Heumann, Karen Winter-Nelson and James Anderson of the University of Illinois report that demand remains high for such housing, that residents and applicants are older and frailer than in the past, and that capital reserves are generally viewed as inadequate to meet the changing needs of aging residents. (106 pages)

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