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The availability, affordability and variety of housing options support the widely held desire to remain in their communities as they age.
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Subsidized housing opportunities near transit and the 50+ population.
Strategies in universal design and visitability
Housing accessibility is determined by whether housing can accommodate people of all ages and abilities, and is crucial to the majority of Americans who say they would like to remain in their homes as they age.
The expected growth of the older population between 2010 and 2050 (from 40 million and 13 percent of the population to 89 million and 20 percent of the population) means that more housing suitable for older adults will be in demand. Policymakers must act now to ensure an adequate supply of accessible housing.
Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability
Expanding Implementation of Universal Design and Visitabilit
Housing Policy Solutions to Support Aging with Options
Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
Strategies to Meet the Housing Needs of Older Adults
Inclusive Home Design State Advocacy Tool Kit
How livable is your community?
Housing affordability determines whether individuals and families can live in a neighborhood without sacrificing other basic necessities such as health care. Low-income individuals and people living on a fixed income feel the effects of the nation’s affordable housing crisis acutely. Communities with a variety of housing options attract households of diverse sizes and income levels. They also support an individual’s choice to age in their home, in the community or in assisted living.
Creating Room for Accessory Dwelling Units
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
Housing Trust Funds
Preserving Affordability & Access in Livable Communities
Accessory Dwelling Units
Housing for Older Adults: The Impacts of the Recession
The Middle Class Security Project
State Housing Profiles
Cohousing for Older Adults
Multigenerational Households Are Increasing
What’s Happened to Housing Affordability?
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