Housing Cost Burden Highest for Older Americans
April 6, 2012 | Publication | Housing Policy Research, Housing

A report by the Center for Housing Policy, a MacArthur grantee, finds that elderly Americans struggle more than younger adults with housing costs and predicts that this trend will become a greater problem as Baby Boomers age out of the workforce in coming decades.  To address the issue, Housing an Aging Population recommends a number of policy steps, including financial support for home modifications, housing vouchers, and the connection of elderly homeowners with social services.