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Housing America's Older Adults 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | October 16, 2019

Housing inequality is becoming increasingly evident among older Americans as the number of older households climbs to unprecedented levels. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of households headed by someone 65 or older jumped from 27 million to 31 million and will continue to grow. At the same time, the number of older adults facing housing cost burdens reached an all-time high of 10 million, income disparities are widening, and white-minority gaps in homeownership have expanded......

Housing Americas Older Adults 2018

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | November 14, 2018

More than half of the nation's households are now headed by someone at least 50 years of age. These 65 million older households are highly diverse and require different types of housing to meet their needs and preferences. Affordable, accessible housing located in age-friendly communities and linked to health supports is particularly in short supply....

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

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

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | December 13, 2016

By 2035, more than one in five people in the US will be aged 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age group....

Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

Author: Abbe Will | July 02, 2015

W15-4: The dramatic aging of the U.S. population in coming decades is expected to have important implications for the home remodeling industry....

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

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

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | September 02, 2014

America’s older population is in the midst of unprecedented growth. With the aging of the large baby-boom generation and increased longevity, the 50-and-over population is projected to increase about 20 percent by 2030, to 132 million. ...

Crossing the Threshold: Problems and Prospects for Accessible Housing Design

Crossing the Threshold: Problems and Prospects for Accessible Housing Design

Author: Wanda Katja Liebermann | August 26, 2013

W13-5: Our aging population is increasingly the focus of new planning and policy initiatives. Their unprecedented numbers (by 2030 the population of people 65 and over will top 20 percent) and political influence create new concerns as well as opportunities to rethink the physical...