LEARNING AREA: Health Equity, Real Estate Development, Other
Massachusetts Age-Restricted Housing and Services
Pinpointing the Gaps Between Supply and Eligibility for Affordable Housing and Between Supply and Demand for Market Rate Housing
A recent senior housing study that was sponsored by MassHousing and completed by ProMatura discusses Massachusetts Age-Restricted Housing and Services. The study reveals what type of housing and supportive-services are needed and which geographic areas need them the most. In particular the study points out gaps in available age-qualified housing in rural areas. The study also found that in most cities and towns 20%-49% of senior households who are income-eligible for affordable housing had too much income to qualify for supportive-service programs that would let them remain in their homes. The study found a high need for additional age-restricted units for seniors of all income levels, with affordable housing units being for the lowest income seniors.