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

01/31/2012

The good news is that many innovative strategies have been developed to address many of these challenges. Efforts are needed to increase dissemination and adoption of successful approaches.

Findings from this review suggest that housing with services can help meet many of the federal policy objectives mentioned in the Executive Summary of this paper. The literature also suggests many challenges to expanding publicly assisted housing with enhanced services programs. The good news is that many innovative strategies have been developed to address many of these challenges. Efforts are needed to increase dissemination and adoption of successful approaches. However, several challenges are a result of legislative or policy barriers that would require legislative or regulatory changes to address. A demonstration, perhaps in coordination with opportunities under the ACA, could test various approaches to overcoming these challenges. Findings from this review can be used to help inform a future demonstration project and other efforts to support the successful spread of housing with services to enhance aging in place for older adults.

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