Reports: Housing

Status Check: Technology and Home Modification to Help Older Minnesotans Live Well at Home
Minnesota Board on Aging, November 2017, 5 pp.
This document provides a snapshot of progress made on technology and home modifications to help older Minnesotans live well at home. The 2000 Long-Term Care Task Force envisioned a long-term care system that meets people’s needs and preferences for help when they need it, and the use of technology is critical for attaining this vision.   more info >

Homelessness in Minnesota, 2015 Study
Wilder Research, June 2017
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs. The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with homeless people throughout Minnesota to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness.   more info >

Profile of Older Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, January 2016, 18 pp.
National data profile of older adults, including living arrangements, racial and ethnic composition, geographic distribution, income, poverty, housing, employment, education, health and health care, disability, and caregiving. New reports are issued annually.   more info >

Survey of Older Minnesotans
Minnesota Board on Aging, December 2015, 95 pp.
This is an ongoing survey given to monitor the changing needs, assets and expectations of older persons in the state. The information can be used to improve the design and targeting of public programs, and to help researchers and policy makers better understand Minnesota's older population.   more info >

The Livability Economy: People, Places, and Prosperity
AARP, July 2015, 28 pp.
This report shows how livability initiatives contribute to improved economic performance and a more vibrant, desirable, and competitive environment for housing and commercial investment. The framework of the report focuses on design factors that feature four livability outcomes that benefit older adults and people of all ages, including compactness, integration of land uses, housing diversity, and transportation options.   more info >

Steady Growth and Big Changes Ahead: The Regional Forecast to 2040
Metropolitan Council, April 2015, 6 pp.
This brief highlights the economic and demographic forecast for the Twin Cities region, noting that by 2040, the region will experience more racially and ethnically diverse population growth, changing housing needs and preferences of older adults, and an increase in economic activity.   more info >

Aging in the United States
Population Reference Bureau, December 2014, 23 pp.
This report examines recent trends and disparities among adults ages 65 and older, and how baby boomers will reshape America’s older population.   more info >

Housing an Aging Rural America: Rural Seniors and Their Homes
Housing Assistance Council, October 2014, 48 pp.
This report explores the impact that a rapidly aging rural population will have on social, economic, and housing systems. Most seniors wish to remain and age in their homes as long as possible, but rural elders are increasingly experiencing challenges with housing affordability and quality. Rural communities will need to develop a range of housing options in order to enhance the lives of seniors and provide cost-effective options.   more info >

Evidence Matters: Aging in Place
US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, September 2013, 32 pp.
This edition of HUD's Evidence Matters publication focuses on aging in place. It includes articles on the trends underpinning the issue and looks at programs and policies for older adults that are accommodating a shift away from institutional living and toward aging in place with supports. Also includes articles that look at efforts to measure health cost savings and examples of community-centered solutions for aging at home.   more info >

Hennepin County Aging Initiative, Community Focus Group Project: What are Older Adults Thinking About the Next 15 Years?
Hennepin County, May 2012, 90 pp.
Focus groups were held with Hennepin County residents age 55-65 to gather information about how they see their lives and their expectations for health care, housing, transportation and other services in the next fifteen years.   more info >

Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices
National Conference of State Legislatures; AARP Public Policy Institute, December 2011, 84 pp.
This report provides state legislators and officials concrete examples of state laws, policies and programs that foster aging in place. It focuses specifically on land use, transportation and housing strategies that help older adults age in their communities.   more info >

Transform 2010: Data report - baby boomer survey
Minnesota Department of Human Services, November 2010, 24 pp.
Results of a survey of Minnesota baby boomers that asked for their thoughts about work and housing and how they expect to approach these issues in the next 10 years.   more info >

Status of long-term care in Minnesota 2010: A report to the Minnesota Legislature
Continuing Care Administration, August 2010, 76 pp.
This report provides an update on the current status of the state’s long-term care system for older Minnesotans. It includes demographic trends; estimates of the need for long-term care among older persons in the state; and the status of home and community-based services, senior housing and nursing homes serving older persons.   more info >

New realities of an older America: Challenges, changes and questions
Stanford Center on Longevity, August 2010, 84 pp.
More and more Americans are reaching old age, and older Americans make up an increasingly large share of the population. This report aims to increase awareness of this major demographic change and resulting challenges, and also to stimulate discussion about best practices and policies that suit this new reality.   more info >

Demographics of homelessness series: The rising elderly population
National Alliance to End Homelessness, April 2010, 8 pp.
This report provides an assessment of the recent and projected changes in homelessness among the elderly and assesses the ability of public affordable housing programs to handle this growth in elderly persons at risk of housing instability and homelessness.   more info >

Preserving affordability and access in livable communities: subsidized housing opportunities near transit and the 50+ population
AARP Public Policy Institute, September 2009, 117 pp.
This study analyzed the location of affordable housing in 20 metropolitan areas across the United States, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, measuring the amount of that housing within certain distances of transit.   more info >

Growing older in America: The Health & Retirement Study
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 2007, 108 pp.
A national sample of adults over 50 were interviewed to gather information about their physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial situations, family support systems, work status, and retirement planning.   more info >

Livable Communities: An Evaluation Guide
AARP, January 2005, 162 pp.
Guide to help community members assess the capacity of their community to meet the needs of older adults. Provides guidance on conducting a community survey to measure community livability, includes innovative ideas and success stories from communities throughout the U.S., and suggests additional resources. Topics include transportation, safety, housing, health services, and more.   more info >

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