The "Value Added" of Linking Publicly Assisted Housing for Low-Income Older Adults with Enhanced Services: A Literature Syntheses and Environmental Scan


This paper reviews the literature on effectiveness on existing models of affordable housing with health or supportive services. The review found a range of program models, including a variety of types of services, and delivery methods (congregate or scattered-site). There were benefits to residents including meeting unmet needs for services, improvements in physical and mental health and functioning and increased resident satisfaction. However, the evidence is mixed on whether these types of programs delay institutionalization. [60 PDF pages]

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