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Housing and Care for Older Women Policy Brief

This brief looks at older women’s housing, their changing needs, and the intersections between housing and aged care in Australia.
2019

Transforming housing for a growing aging, homeless population

Between 2017 and 2019, homelessness in Alameda County, California, soared 43%; while homelessness across all Bay Area counties increased nearly 30%. As part of a commitment to address affordable housing, Bay Area Community Services and Kaiser Permanente announced an innovative breakthrough partnership that will house 515 aging, homeless individuals in Oakland, California.
2019

Extra Care Housing - the heart of the community in Porthmadog

Hafod y Gest is an extra care scheme developed in partnership with Gwynedd Council. It offers older people a superb opportunity to benefit from an independent lifestyle in their own apartment within a safe and supportive environment, with the added benefit of having a flexible 24 hour care service on site. The scheme aims to promote tenants’ health and wellbeing as well as their independence.
2019

Fall in ageing Australians’ home-ownership rates looms

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Income and Housing, home-ownership rates among Australians aged 55-64 years dropped from 86% to 81% between 2001 and 2016. Mortgage burdens have spiked in the 55-64 age group. In 2001 roughly 80% were mortgage-free. By 2016 this had plummeted to only 56%. Indebtedness is even growing among owners aged 65 and over.
2019

Vulnerable Private Renters: Evidence and Options

Australia’s private rental market has worked well for most people, most of the time. However, this masks a deterioration in overall housing affordability for vulnerable renters. With vulnerable renters — those who are experiencing social and economic disadvantage — the story is more nuanced.
2019

My Home My Place: Housing Needs of Older People Living in a Rural Community

The My Home, My Place project is a step towards understanding and addressing the housing needs of older people in rural areas, and a useful resource for anyone involved or interested in social or community housing for senior people. Guiding the design and delivery of this project were key objectives: - to identify good practice in the provision of housing for older people living in a rural and re
2019

11 types of senior living options

As baby boomers have reached retirement age, they’ve recognized the need for more retirement living options than their parents had. This US article examines 11 different options for senior living.
2019

Growing Older in Cities: Addressing the Twin Challenges of Ageing and Urbanization

Two trends are certain: populations around the world are ageing rapidly and we are experiencing the largest wave of urban growth in history. Health is central to our experience of older age. The quest for best health will be won or lost in our cities. Cities and communities directly affect health, through barriers or incentives that affect opportunities, decisions and behaviour.
2019

Housing Options for Our Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and healthier lives, which presents both challenges and opportunities for the Government, particularly in the spheres of housing and health. This Policy Statement is an important step in this Government’s response to those challenges.
2019

Older Renters Struggling with Affordability, Insecurity, and Lack of Agency

This paper highlights the results of UK's Generation Rent’s 2019 survey of private renters.
2019

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