The Fall 2013 edition issue of Rural Voices focuses on housing for seniors in rural America. As America ages, the challenge of housing its low- and moderate-income senior population becomes an increasingly pressing issue. Rural communities face additional challenges in providing much needed services to a spread out population.
View from Washington
Q&A with Senator Kit Bond
Senator Kit Bond discusses his work with the BiPartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission and its recommendations for housing older Americans
The Seniors are Coming! Oh Wait, They’re Here
by Dr. E. Hellen Berry,
The effects of an aging population are already being felt in rural America and will continue over the next two decades
Declining Funds in the Section 202 Program
by Alayna Waldrum, LeadingAge
Community action programs can play an important role in addressing both housing and food security needs in rural America.
Minor Repairs Create Major Improvements for Tribal Elder Homes
by Rick Tewa, Pueblo de Cochiti Housing Authority
Housing repair and rehabilitation can be critical for seniors who desire to remain in their home, but physical impairments and fixed budgets can often make these repairs impossible to perform without assistance
Seniors Look to Resident-Owned Manufactured Communities
by Chelsea Catto, Casa of Oregon
Across the country, innovative manufactured housing options are serving seniors who want to age in place in a strong and supportive community
Providing Successful Transportation Options for Seniors in Rural Communities
by Debbie Dauenhauer, Southern Nevada Transit Coalition
The Southern Nevada Transit Coalition’s Silver Riders Program has taken on the task of mitigating transportation challenges for seniors in rural Nevada
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MAP – A Demographic Portrait of Seniors in Rural America
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