The Housing Problems of the Future Elderly Population

The focus of this report is on how the current unmet shelter and care needs of older Americans will change over the next twenty years – in 2020. It has four goals: 1. To investigate the growth in the current number of older households that will be at risk of occupying unaffordable housing in poor physical condition; 2. To estimate the amount of affordable and good quality housing that will be necessary to accommodate this projected growth; 3. To estimate the growth in the current number of older and frail persons who will require supportive services allowing them to live in an independent, autonomous, and safe living environment; 4. To examine the most important factors that will influence the availability of affordable and supportive shelter and care settings.