Phoenix Moves to Build Affordable Housing on City-Owned Land
The city has so far issued two requests for proposals from developers to build mixed-income housing on city-owned lots.
Seniors Over 50 Make up Almost Half of California’s Unhoused Population
A new study finds that low-income seniors are increasingly unable to find affordable housing.
A Historic Courthouse Becomes Senior Housing
A New Orleans courthouse will now provide assisted living facilities, along with street-facing balconies and a bar.
A Look at Planned Jersey City Public Housing Redevelopment
Plans for the Holland Gardens complex include a complete reconstruction of the site and mixed-income housing.
Study: Many American Seniors Can’t Afford to ‘Age in Place’
A lack of affordable housing and access to services and amenities make it difficult for many seniors to remain in their long-term homes or communities.
Southern California City To Draft Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Ordinance
After complaints from a seniors-only development that saw a sharp rise in rents in recent months, Torrance will consider an ordinance limiting rent increases for mobile home park residents.
Berkeley's Black Churches To Build Affordable Housing
Historically Black churches will use their property to build affordable housing aimed at seniors and other residents being priced out of their neighborhoods.
From 60 Affordable Senior Apartments to 16 $5 Million Homes
A long development saga has finally concluded in the South Bay Area city of Palo Alto, following a common narrative in the development resistant city.
Housing Inequality More Apparent in Older Populations
A new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University digs into the housing market for older Americans, finding more evidence of a widening gap between each end of the wealth spectrum.
A New Vision for Senior Housing
The interest in less traditional housing arrangements for older people, such as shared housing and cohousing, is increasing.
Middle-Class Seniors Losing Access to Housing and Healthcare
In the next decade, the number of middle-income seniors who can't afford assisted living will nearly double.
Aging in Place in Margaritaville
A Jimmy Buffet-branded 55-plus community in Daytona, Florida is wildly popular. The New York Times Magazine gained early access and ponders its deeper significance.
Louisville Council Decision on Housing Development Subject of Discrimination Investigation
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking another look at a development decision made by the Louisville Metro Council in October 2017.
Where Affordable Senior Apartments Aren't Welcome
An affordable senior apartment development has provoked heated opposition in the Louisville suburb of Prospect.
A Case for Integrating Housing and Healthcare Services
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
Affordable Housing Becomes More Affordable in California Due to Parking Reform
AB 744, a bill which requires no more than one parking space be provided for every two units of affordable and senior housing proximate to transit, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 9.
Parking, Density, and Affordable Housing in California
A bill to reduce parking minimums for residential or mixed-use developments that include affordable units passed a key Senate committee. AB 744 amends the state's density bonus law, itself controversial, that incentivizes building affordable housing.
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.
Could Vacant Schools Help Meet Philly's Affordable Housing Needs?
In Philadelphia, and other cities going through demographic changes, shuttered schools provide a challenge and opportunity for redevelopment and reuse. Two board members of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) offer a creative solution.
The Case for Age-Friendly Suburbs
Several trends are conspiring to challenge America's ability to house and care for its senior citizens. Utilizing successful examples, architect and planner Eric C.Y. Fang examines how the suburbs can be adapted to support an aging population.
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