Housing should meet the needs of all individuals, regardless of age and ability level.
Supportive housing refers to residential settings that offer additional services. These could be group meals, transportation, help with housekeeping, and personal care.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing sales, rentals, and financing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or presence of children.
Seventy-seven percent of older adults desire to remain in their homes and communities as they grow older. However, a number of barriers stand in their way.
Multigenerational housing refers to people of different generations, whether related or not, living together.
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
Two federal programs help states provide a broad range of social services important to older adults.
Laws and regulations should strengthen and enhance consumer protection. Policymakers should enhance protections against unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.
Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections.
Regulators should provide effective oversight of the financial industry and enhance consumer protection.