AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR OLDER ADULTS

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Affordable Housing Now

Over 3,000 older adults remain on years-long waiting lists for subsidized housing in Tucson and surrounding areas. The Affordable Housing Initiative for Older Adults attempts to identify barriers, make recommendations, and identify best practices that can lead to more innovative housing options for our region.

Affordable Housing Resources

2021 Affordable Housing Summit

  • Mayor Romero Opening Remarks (video)
  • Presentations & Speaker Bios
  • Stakeholder Listening Sessions

Aging in Place

Our growing population of older adults wish to age “in place” – in the community, not in an institution. This goal relies on stable housing. Given the mismatch between housing stock and this aging demographic, we must consider creative options to meet their needs.

Financing

Financing options for affordable housing include a myriad of loans, grants, and programs that must be seamlessly stitched together to create a viable project. Access to supplemental public and private funds and incentives are critical in attracting developers of affordable housing.

Innovative Housing Types

  • Affordable housing may take the form of manufactured homes, tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, and missing middle types (duplex, triplex, etc.)

Redevelopment Opportunities

Repurposing and Adaptive Reuse of existing structures that have outlived their use (schools, motels, historic buildings, student housing, etc.) are cost-effective and lower in environmental impact ways to create affordable housing for older adults.

Affordable Housing Reports, Plans, White Papers, Data

Access to information is key to understanding the issues around affordable housing. Please find national, local and regional data reports, insights and analysis here.

CONTACT US

Jim Murphy, Tucson Housing Foundation President jmurphytsn@gmail.com

Liz Cozzi, UWTSA AVP Community Development ecozzi@unitedwaytucson.org