The focus of this paper is on a category of affordable housing arrangements that has emerged to help low-income older persons cope with their long-term care needs in their communities. These purposely planned or adapted housing options make it possible for their occupants to benefit from both affordable shelter (i.e., room and board) and long-term care.
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;