Aging in Place: A Strategic Plan to Support Older Adult Housing Needs in the Chicago Region


July 31, 2018

Lauren Nolan, Jason Olson


This report identifies the conditions and challenges facing the growing population of older adults in the Chicago region who want to age in their homes and communities, or “age in place.” It offers several policy recommendations and calls on government agencies, lawmakers, and financial institutions to enact reforms to increase the availability of affordable, accessible housing suitable for Illinois seniors.

The report was steered by an advisory group of housing and aging experts, including BRick Partners, AARP Illinois, Metropolitan Planning Counsel, City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and Age Options. Major funding for the report was provided by First Midwest Bank, JP Morgan Chase, and The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust. The content of the report reflects the views of Woodstock and its partners and does not necessarily represent the views of its funders.


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