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Identifying Challenges for Elderly Renters

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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