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.
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.
This publication raises awareness about the need for universal design and visibility features that make homes more accessible for older adults and their families and also highlights actions that communities can take to encourage the creation of more accessible housing.
This 2014 Housing Assistance Council report explores the state of housing for seniors in rural America using demographic and market data, and it offers resources and recommendations for addressing the challenges identified.
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.
Using data from 16 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with older persons in a rural community and directed content analysis, this study examines these older persons’ assessments of their current living situation, still seen as living rurally but now in a more populous location.
By 2035, more than one in five people in the US will be aged 65 and older. This growth will increase the demand for affordable, accessible housing that is well connected to services far beyond what current supply can meet. This Harvard JCHS report explores the future of older Americans.
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.
These Aging In Place Design Guidelines (along with Enterprise Aging in Place charrette tools, an existing building checklist, and prioritization tool) have been created to supplement existing Enterprise resources for sustainable, affordable housing.