Housing America's Older Population—New Report Details the Challenge

A new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the AARP Foundation has produced a pile of data on the country's aging population and its implications for housing and planning policy.

The Harvard Gazette shares news of a study released this week by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation called "Housing America's Older Adults." According to the Gazette's coverage (which is mostly a reproduction of this press release [pdf]), the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of aging Americans, because "housing that is affordable, physically accessible, well-located, and coordinated with supports and services is in too-short supply."

The Joint Center for Housing Studies' website for the study includes another pdf of key findings as well as an interactive map showing the share of U.S. county population aged 50 and over (percent) in 1990 and 2010.

Full Story: U.S. unprepared for housing needs of aging population


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