Housing Availability for Older People

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There is not enough affordable housing for independently living senior or for seniors who need some assistance. The federal recommended ratio for income versus housing costs is 30 percent but many seniors are spending more than half their income on housing. This essay reports the data regarding the soaring population of Americans 65 and older and the amount they are spending on housing costs. The paper leads up to strategies for developing a policy to deal with this need. The GAP analysis phases are used. There are seven sources used in this three page paper.