Research Tags: Accessibility

Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities near Transit and the 50+ Population

This study analyzes the location of affordable housing in 20 metropolitan areas by mapping federally subsidized rental apartments in each area and measuring the amount of affordable housing within certain distances of transit. The study uses five areas as case studies—including site visits and interviews with residents 50 and older—to provide more information on the challenges and benefits of different locations of affordable housing.

Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability

Visitability initiatives that support aging independently in one's home and community are the subject of this AARP Public Policy Institute Research Report. Authors Jordana Maisel and Edward Steinfeld of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA) and Eleanor Smith of Concrete Change discuss the barriers to visitability implementation and opportunities for further acceptance of these design parameters in the construction of new homes.

Improving America’s Housing 2017: Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook

Rising house prices and incomes, an aging housing stock, and a pickup in household growth are all contributing to today’s strong home improvement market. Demand is robust in coastal metros with especially high house values and household incomes. Demographic trends should continue to buoy the market over the next decade, with the rising tide of older homeowners accounting for more than three-quarters of projected growth. Although the huge millennial generation is set to shape future spending trends, younger households have been slow to break into homeownership and the remodeling market.

Investing in Inclusive Communities

The National Fair Housing Alliance takes a look at how fair housing organizations have successfully fostered diverse and stable neighborhoods using the Federal Fair Housing Act.

Aging in Place Existing Conditions Checklist

Developed to help property owners better assess and respond to the needs of their aging residents through changes to the built environment, this checklist may be used to evaluate an existing site and/or building for design strategies that would enable residents to age with dignity in their homes.