ERIC Number: ED312544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Local Housing Resources for Older Persons.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. Consumer Housing Information Service for Seniors.
This guide was developed for use by Housing Information Volunteers, persons trained by the Consumer Housing Information Service for Seniors, a local service organized under the auspices of the American Association of Retired Persons and a local agency or organization serving the elderly. It briefly defines programs and services that help older persons with their housing needs. Names of services and facilities, addresses, and telephone numbers are given along with eligibility requirements and costs, where applicable. The guide provides a systematic process for compiling and documenting local housing and related resources, serves as a ready reference and field guide for use by Housing Information Volunteers to discuss local options with older consumers, and serves as a training resource to introduce volunteers to housing programs and services available in their communities. Program types are listed in alphabetical order for each reference. A selected list of publications that describe services and programs appears at the end of the guide. Blank pages are provided for readers to add resources unique to their areas. The format is a working notebook in which readers can update information and write in notes on the services offered in their communities. Information is given on programs that help lower housing costs and/or increase income using one's home equity; provide in-home support services; improve the livability of one's home; address alternative housing and living arrangements; and provide other types of assistance such as help for renters, respite care, and adult day care. (NB)
American Association of Retired Persons, 1909 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (Free).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. Consumer Housing Information Service for Seniors.
Note: For related documents, see CG 022 037-040.