Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published a report, Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults, proceedings of a recent workshop which explored the role of housing as a social determinant of health for older adults and people with disabilities, particularly among people of color and low-income groups. Accessible and affordable housing can enable community living, maximize independence, and promote health for vulnerable populations. However, the United States faces a shortage of affordable and accessible housing for low-income older adults and individuals living with disabilities. This shortage is expected to grow over the coming years given the population shifts leading to greater numbers of older adults and of individuals living with disabilities. The report is available free in full text.