ERIC Number: ED312535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Housing Options for Older Americans.
Hubbard, Linda, Ed.; Beck, Tom
Data appear to show that older Americans change their living arrangements only when their needs change and that, as long as they are able, older people prefer to make adjustments within the home they already occupy rather than move. This book was written for older adults who either want to stay in their current home or who are considering a move. It explains some of the housing and living arrangements available to older adults. Separate chapters are devoted to the issues of: (1) "Homes and Apartments" (Leo E. Baldwin); (2) "Mobile Manufactured Homes" (Katrinka Smith Sloan); (3) "Condominiums" (Leo E. Baldwin); (4) "Cooperatives" (Katrinka Smith Sloan); (5) "Retirement Communities" (Leo E. Baldwin); (6) "Home Equity Conversion" (Ken Scholen); (7) "Accessory Apartments" (Patrick H. Hare); (8) "ECHO (Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity) Housing" (Patrick H. Hare); (9) "Home Matching Programs" (Leah Dobkin); (10) "Shared Housing" (Dennis Day-Lower, Drayton Bryant, and Joan Ward Mullaney); and (11) "Federal Programs and Senior Housing" (Tom Beall and Marie McGuire Thompson). Also included are a glossary of housing options for older people and a list of resources for each type of housing discussed in the report. (NB)
American Association of Retired Persons, 1909 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (Free).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.