Aging Baby Boomers Face a Serious Housing Problem

The current supply of homes is completely inadequate to address the needs of an aging population that will grow significantly over the next two decades, according to a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

In the next 20 years, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over age 65, and someone in that age group will head more than a third of households. As they get older, those Americans will need homes that feature universal design elements like zero-step entrances, single-floor living and wider hallways and doors. Just 3.5 percent of today’s homes offer all three of those elements.

– The Fiscal Times

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