With the rapid aging of the US population, the need for affordable, accessible, and supportive housing suitable for older adults is set to increase. Our research in this area focuses on the demographics of the older population; the supply of housing available to adults with functional limitations and disabilities; affordability problems; the links between housing, health, and community services; and the public and private responses to these challenges.

Reports & Papers

Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Households 2015-2035

December 13, 2016

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

July 02, 2015

Author: Abbe Will

Housing America's Older Adults—Meeting the Needs of An Aging Population

September 02, 2014

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

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Data & Charts


Shannon Rieger

Research Assistant

The Continued Growth of Multigenerational Living

Thursday, March 09, 2017

A substantial number and share of older Americans are living in “multigenerational” households, according to our analysis of recently released...

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Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

New Report: Aging Homeowners Drive Growth in Remodeling as Millennials Begin to Gain Footing

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Homeowner spending on remodeling is expected to see healthy growth through 2025, according to Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook, the...

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