Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies has published a report on the challenges of housing our aging population over the next two decades.
The Coming Crisis
Here are some of its findings:
- The over-65 population will increase from 48 million today to 79 million in 2035.
- The over-80 population will double from 12 to 24 million.
- By 2035, one in five Americans will be 65 or over, up from one in seven today.
- The Joint Center projects that by 2035, 17 million older households will include someone with a mobility disability, 12 million needing with a self-care disability and 27 million with a household activity disability.