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.

Note: There are numerous resources available for older adults and their families seeking to improve home and neighborhood environments for aging in place. While we cannot list all of them, we offer this Resource List related to home safety and accessibility, fall prevention, financial supports, and age-friendly communities, as a good place to start.

Reports & Papers

Housing America's Older Adults 2019

October 16, 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Housing Americas Older Adults 2018

November 14, 2018

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

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

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Data & Charts


Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

The Growing Problem of Older Adult Homelessness

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

While the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness has decreased over the last ten years, the number of older adults...

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Jennifer Molinsky

Senior Research Associate

New Report Shows Widening Housing Inequality Among America’s Older Adults

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Housing inequality is becoming increasingly evident among older Americans as the number of older households climbs to unprecedented levels, according...

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