Aging

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

Accessibility Features for Older Households in Subsidized Housing

January 14, 2020

Authors: Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Jennifer Molinsky

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

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Data & Charts

Blog

Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

Very Few Lower-Income Older Adults Live in Accessible Units

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

With the aging of the US population, the number of older adult households who are income-eligible for HUD rental assistance...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

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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