Housing an Aging Society Program
The Center's Housing an Aging Society Program aims to deepen understanding of the implications of aging populations and advance policy, planning, design, and public health solutions to address the housing needs of older adults. Through research, events, and a biennial signature report, the program explores equitable access to affordable, accessible, safe, and connected housing. The program also examines the provision of services and supports in communities, and connections between housing, health, and quality of life. The program is led by Jennifer Molinsky.
The program builds on the Center’s existing leadership in research on housing and aging in the United States. The Center has released four major reports aimed at wide audiences, including policymakers, civic actors, and industry. Our 2014 report, Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population, laid out the critical housing challenges facing the nation as the number and share of older households increases. In 2016, we released Projections and Implications for Housing a Growing Population: Older Households 2015-2035, which focused on the trends in population growth, household composition, disability, and affordability over the next 20 years. Housing America’s Older Adults 2018 and 2019 both explored and updated trends identified in the first report, including the need for accessible, affordable housing, located in age-supportive communities and linked to supportive services.
Our work on aging and housing also includes numerous blogs, working papers and journal articles on livability, homeownership, accessible housing, and service delivery in the home, among other topics.
For more information about the program, or to speak with one of our researchers, please contact [email protected]