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Housing needs will change as population ages

By 2035, more than one in five people in the U.S. will be aged 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age group, according to recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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This growth, the report notes, will increase the demand for affordable, accessible housing that is well-connected to services beyond what current supply can meet.

“The housing implications of this surge in the older adult population are many and call for innovative approaches to respond to growing need for housing that is affordable, accessible and linked to supportive services that will grow exponentially over the next two decades,” joint center managing director Chris Herbert said in a statement.”

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