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Financial Well-being of Older Americans

This report explores the factors that are associated with the financial well-being of older Americans. It looks at the association of financial well-being and a range of topics including employment and retirement; housing situation; debt; family and living arrangement; health-related experience; and financial knowledge, skill, and behavior. The findings indicate that, in general, financial well-being increases with age into the late seventies, then declines.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71052

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The Future of Retirement

Age Wave conducted nine recent study reports in collaboration with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the future of retirement. These reports were created by reviewing thousands of papers, reports, and datasets, conducting over 140 expert interviews and 43 focus groups, and surveying 50,000+ respondents. The nine reports cover a variety of topics regarding retirement, including family, health, leisure, and finances. All nine reports are followed by sample media coverage.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71036

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Housing Americas Older Adults 2018

Affordable, accessible housing located in age-friendly communities is already in short supply. As the American population continues to age, demand for this housing will continue to increase. Additionally, many older adults are at risk of having insufficient resources to manage rising healthcare and housing costs in their later years and may struggle to pay for their housing and other basic necessities. This paper discuses these and other issues around housing for older Americans.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70893

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Older Adult Housing: Future Collaborations on Housing and Health Services Should Include Relevant Agencies and Define Outcomes

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the first in a series of two reports examining issues related to housing for older adults. This first report looks at how federal agencies currently work together to meet the needs of older Americans in federally assisted housing. In this report, GAO recommends including USDA in collaborations and defining outcomes in order to inform stakeholders of results achieved and strategies or areas on which to focus.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70411

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Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities

This report documents the nationwide housing affordability crisis experienced by people with disabilities. The report discusses how in 2016, millions of adults with disabilities living solely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) found that renting even a modest unit in their community would require nearly all of their monthly income. The report offers policy recommendations to address this crisis.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70024

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Bridging the Health and Housing Gap Transitioning Medicaid Recipients from Institutions to the Community in the Context of Housing Shortages and Affordability

This report reviews federal health and housing policies, noting the barriers created that seniors with clinically-driven housing insecurity must navigate. It also reviews a series of initiatives that ACAP members are undertaking to address housing as a social determinant for this vulnerable population, with examples from California, Ohio, and North Carolina.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69937

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Expanding Implementation of Universal Design and Visitability Features in the Housing Stock

AARP has released an update from their Public Policy Livable Communities division, which explains that communities need to encourage more accessible homes for older adults and their families by requiring that single family homes meet visitability requirements with features such as having an entrance without steps, kitchen counters set at multiple heights, and half-bathrooms at the ground level.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69599

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Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Meeting the Demand for Affordable Rental Housing

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is the federal government’s primary way for producing affordable rental housing. LIHTC provides $8 billion in annual budget authority to state and local housing agencies to help produce new and rehabilitated rental housing for low-income households. The program has also generated over 3 million housing units since its inception.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69421

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Medicaid Coverage of Social Interventions: A Road Map for States

The Milbank Memorial Fund’s Reforming States Group, with the New York State Health Foundation, published an issue brief that is a practical guide for policymakers who want to know when and how states can use Medicaid to facilitate access to social services. It offers a road map of the legal authorities upon which policymakers can rely to extend Medicaid coverage to social interventions and provides examples of how Medicaid can be an important component in improving the health of populations.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/68272

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Section 8 Made Simple - Special Edition: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program to End Chronic Homelessness

The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) released a new update to their guidebook, “Section 8 Made Simple - Special Edition: Using the Housing Choice Voucher Program to End Chronic Homelessness,” with support of the Melville Charitable Trust. The guidebook explains how to use fair housing law and federal guidance to make the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program accessible to people with disabilities, and adds a new focus on helping those who are experiencing chronic homelessness.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/68271

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