Aging Subsidized Housing Residents: A Growing Problem in U.S. Cities

26 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2007

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Karen M Gibler

Georgia State University - Department of Real Estate

Abstract

Many low-income elderly live in subsidized housing in central cities. These aging tenants need adaptive physical structures and supportive services in order to age in place, but lack the resources to pay for them. The responses to the AHEAD Wave 2 survey are used to compare the housing conditions of elderly subsidized housing residents with unsubsidized tenants. Results indicate subsidized tenants have greater health and physical limitations. They are likely to have physically appropriate housing, but unlikely to have access to supportive services that would allow them to age in place, creating a problem policymakers must address.

Keywords: low income, elderly, housing, seniors housing, AHEAD Wave, subsidized housing

JEL Classification: R51,R53,R58,R21,R23, R10-14,O21

Suggested Citation

Gibler, Karen M, Aging Subsidized Housing Residents: A Growing Problem in U.S. Cities. Journal of Real Estate Research, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=954799

Karen M Gibler (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - Department of Real Estate ( email )

P.O. Box 4020
Atlanta, GA 30303-4020
United States

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