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How to provide suitable and affordable housing for ageing people

With a global rise in the number of people aged 65-plus, it will be increasingly important to have appropriate housing that allows them to remain in their familiar communities and 'age in place' for as long as possible. However, as experience shows in New Zealand and other parts of the world,housing for many people in this age group is far from appropriate. In our research, we explore
2018

The Future of Housing for the Elderly: Four Strategies that Can Make a Difference

In the US, in the last several years, there has been a broad-based effort to re-frame the discussion about housing for the elderly and reaffirm that housing matters. Housing locations, including the individual homes of older persons, are becoming major long-term care and health delivery sites.
2018

An alternative for whom? The evolution and socio-economy of Danish cohousing

The article demonstrates how the development of Danish cohousing has been undergirded by distinct shifts in dominant tenure forms. Secondly, it shows that inhabitants in contemporary Danish cohousing are socio-economically distinct. This does not diminish the value of cohousing, but it problematises assumptions about the social sustainability of this housing form.
2018
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Social housing as infrastructure: an investment pathway

Ensuring necessary and appropriate levels of social housing investment begins with a well-evidenced understanding of the scale, type and location of need and secondly, an accurate understanding of the cost of procuring appropriate dwellings in the right locations.
2018

Councils' help with affordable housing shows how local government can make a difference

Tasmania is in the grip of a rental housing affordability crisis. What do local governments do to help? Rural areas in particular lack rental options.
2018

Demoralising and humiliating: More older Australians falling into homelessness

The number of Australia's private renters aged 65+ who are in housing stress, defined as paying more than 30% on rent, has jumped by 42% in the last five years.
2018

The Challenges of Urban Ageing: Making Cities Age-Friendly in Europe

This article explores and describes the challenges that are encountered when making cities age-friendly in Europe. Such challenges include the creation of inclusive neighbourhoods and the implementation of technology for ageing-in-place.
2018

The disturbing truth you need to know about women's homelessness

Christine is a recently retired and now homeless mature age woman who has, like so many other retired professional women, little to no prospect of obtaining public or community housing, or being able to afford market price rentals. She is the convenor of the Housing Alternatives self-help action group on Facebook and the creator of the Housing Alternatives web site,
2018

Moving Toward Age-Friendly Housing in King County

This assessment is instrumental for understanding how to meet the current – and future – housing needs of older adults in King County, US. This assessment utilized various strategies: 1) secondary data analysis of federal, state, and local data sources to assess several factors, including current housing stock, diversity of the older adult population within King County, and housing cost burden fo
2018

Here's why so many seniors are joining the tiny-house movement

Discussion and case studies of older women in the US opting to join the tiny house movement as they age.
2018

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