Does Our Housing Stock Meet Our Accessibility Needs?

Location: Virtual

Speaker(s): Jennifer Molinsky

Many Americans who need accessibility features live in homes that don’t have them. In this talk, Jennifer Molinsky, project director for the Center’s new Housing an Aging Society Program, will discuss a forthcoming paper, co-authored with Samara Scheckler and Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, that uses data from the American Housing Survey to explore the demographic characteristics of residents who have challenges entering, navigating, and using their homes. She will also discuss the types of housing where residents are more likely to have these difficulties, and policies that could make housing more accessible for the growing number of older Americans (and other people) who would benefit from such improvements.

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Older man in wheelchair cooking at stovetop.