The question of where to live as one ages is not an easy one. As our Baby Boomers begin to explore their local housing options, many find they have more questions than answers.
View the following eNewsletters for more discussion on aging-in-place:
Affordable housing, senior housing, and aging-in-place are topics of increasing concern in Dutchess County. We have looked at these issues from many angles over the years, and have pulled together the following research and information for your quick reference:
The following Plan On It articles address these issues (all eNewsletters are in .pdf format):
Not Your Grandmother's Senior Housing - Why Design and Location Matter, July/August 2015
In-Laws or Outlaws: Which Would You Rather Have Nearby?, January 2013
We have provided training on housing issues:
The following reports are about housing in Dutchess County (all reports are in .pdf format):
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (2012) — Reviews fair housing issues and fair housing choice, which is about making sure people have a variety of housing choices available to them throughout the community regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin.
Regional Housing Needs Assessment (2009) — Represents an effort to develop a regional mindset about housing affordability issues. Covers Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.
Here is a sampling of useful outside articles, reports and websites that address affordable housing:
All reports are in .pdf format.
Economic Impacts of Affordable Housing on New York State’s Economy, New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), 2012
Housing the Hudson Valley: A Discussion Brief on the Future of Housing Policy, Markets and Growth, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, June 2011
Affordable Rental Housing Development: Why, Why Not, and What Difference Does it Make?, SUNY University at Albany, October 2010
Residential Demographic Multipliers (NYS): Estimates of the Occupants of New Housing, Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research, 2006
Model Affordable Housing Density Bonus Ordinance, American Planning Association, March 2006
Effects of Mixed-Income, Multi-Family Rental Housing Developments on Single Family Housing Values, MIT Center for Real Estate’s Housing Affordability Initiative, April 2005
What We Know About Public Attitudes on Affordable Housing: A Review of Existing Public Opinion Research, by The Campaign for Affordable Housing, May 2004
HousingUs: Let’s Put the Us Back in Housing, a project of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Hudson River Housing, a local, non-profit organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable communities by developing and preserving quality affordable housing and helping families and individuals obtain and maintain housing through education, advocacy, and support services