Senior Housing Caps on Percentage of Homes in Towns?

Are limits on senior housing in communities a violation of Fair Housing? The town of Newton, Massachusetts has an ordinance that restricts senior housing to 10% of the total number of houses in the town. Based upon the work of a former planning board member, the decade old restriction could be raised to 20%. With […]

Are Reverse Mortgages A Senior Housing Solution?

Should someone get a Reverse Mortgage in order to stay in there house as an alternative to selling the home, moving to assisted living, or dedicated skilled care? The easy answer is “maybe” and depends on the circumstances associated with their individual financial situation. The reverse mortgage allows the senior to stay in the home […]

Charleston, South Carolina Seniors Get Another Development

After the initial success of the Horizon Village complex, the North Charleston Housing authority wants to move forward and complete another building and several townhouses for Charleston seniors that will cost approximately $7.2 million dollars. The development will be built on the 68 acre re-developed site that once was the area’s largest public housing project. […]

Roanoke Virginia Panel addresses Senior Housing

A panel in Roanoke, Virginia recently addressed many topics related to senior housing in its panel. Local community leaders, businesses, social agencies, retirement communities and citizens answered questions on housing rehabilitation, new senior housing developments, the ease of access for seniors in the community, and available resources for low-income seniors. The first ever forum for […]

Colorado Senior Housing Project Gets Help from Wal-mart

For those of you tree huggers out there, Wal-mart has donated over 2,200 Compact Florescent Light-bulbs (CFLs) to outfit 200 senior housing units in Englewood, Colorado. The CFL bulbs last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs and a quarter of the energy. The donation of the bulbs was in conjunction with Wal-mart’s “Sustainability […]

Southern California Town Awards Senior Center Contract to Developer

The Fontana City Council (Fontana, CA) recently awarded the re-development of its senior center with a $14.5 million contract to Lake Elsinore-based Tovey/Shultz Construction Inc. to build a senior center on the northeast corner of Juniper and Ceres avenues in the downtown area.  The two story, 43,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed […]

California Senior Housing Project Nears Completion

Affordable housing in California continues to be a hot topic, especially when it comes to senior housing for low income seniors.  A 75 unit apartment complex called the Sahara Senior Villas is nearing completion in Hemet, California.  This project will be the area’s first affordable, low-income housing for seniors in the area with rents ranging […]

Faith Based Senior Housing Trends Grow

As Seniors get older, one of the most prevalent social groups that are important as part of a community is the church and religious affiliations that are part of senior’s lives.  A white paper was recently released that describes how many churches are doing to prepare for the wave of seniors that are retiring and […]