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Identifying Challenges for Elderly Renters

The number of elderly renters in the U.S. is expected to double to 12 million in 2030 as retirees remain in their homes, a trend that can yield substantial savings but also presents challenges. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) researchers studied the obstacles faced by low-income elderly renters who are aging-in-place and found that these seniors often struggle with unaffordable housing, unsupportive home environments, and a lack of formal and informal resources. Identifying these challenges will help local, state and federal agencies develop practical strategies to support aging-in-place renters.

NIFA supports this research with the Evans-Allen Program.

Read more about this NC A&T research project.

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