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A safe and comfortable place to live is a top priority at any age. Finding the right housing and home environment can be a concern for older adults. There are many questions to consider. Will it be affordable? Will it be accessible? What are the options? Is it best to live alone, in assisted living or with family?

No matter where you decide to call home, the Eldercare Locator can help you to understand housing choices and make informed decisions. To learn about housing options available in your community, contact your local Area Agency on Aging by entering your ZIP code or city and state in the search bar at the top of this page or speak with an information specialist at the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.

Home Modification Resources

HUD Information for Senior Citizens
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers housing resources including information on affordable senior housing programs.

National Council on Aging (NCOA): Housing Options & Resources
NCOA provides information to help older adults with housing questions, including information on reverse mortgages.

This website contains information about housing and long-term care services and facilities.
This resource for older adults and persons with disabilities helps to increase the availability of and access to home modifications.

CDC: Check for Safety
This brochure helps older adults to identify and eliminate fall hazards in their homes.

National Center for Assisted Living
The website contains consumer information on assisted living and other long term care options.

USDA Rural Developmentā€™s Single Family Housing Home Repair Program
The Home Repair program provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Eldercare Locator Publications

Housing Options for Older Adults: A Guide for Making Housing Decisions
This booklet provides an overview of housing available to older adults and highlights some personal and legal issues to consider when making housing decisions.

Home Improvement Scams: Tools to Reduce Your Risk
This brochure features tips and resources to help ensure that older adults can undertake successful home improvement projects.

Home Improvement Assistance Fact Sheet
This fact sheet features information and links to help older adults interested in making home modifications to support their independent living.

Older Adults and Elder Abuse
This publication provides information on the various types of elder abuse and ways to combat this growing issue.