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

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  • Karen M. Gibler

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    (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302-4020)

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    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.

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    Volume (Year): 25 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 395-420

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