JCHS Releases Housing for Older Adults Report
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a study highlighting housing needs as the U.S. population ages. More than half of the nation’s householders are at least 50 years of age, and more than one-quarter are at least 65 years of age. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households headed by adults between the ages of 65 and 74 increased by 26 percent to more than 17 million. With the aging of these “baby boomers,” the number of householders at least 80 years old will double by 2037.