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Ranking Member Scott Releases Senior Housing Report

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.) released a report titled “Housing for the Golden Years,” which examines current trends and gaps in affordable and accessible senior housing.

“Seniors and people with disabilities comprise more than half of public housing residents today, but accessible units remain far too limited,” said Senator Scott. “Having a place to call home is part of the American Dream. As our senior population increases, we must increase safe and affordable housing options for those in their golden years.”

In addition to current trends and gaps in senior housing, the report also examines how the public and private sectors can help meet housing challenges for older Americans. Several of the programs and policies discussed in the report include:

  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Housing for the Elderly,
  • Medicaid Home Modifications,
  • Manufactured Housing,
  • Public Housing,
  • Reverse Mortgages,
  • Broadband Connectivity,
  • Increasing taxpayer return on investment for housing assistance, and
  • Opportunity Zones.

Click here to view the full report.