Joint Center: More Remodelers Needed as Homes and Population Age

July 9, 2015

A new study released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University reveals the implications on the home improvement market caused by aging housing stock and society.

The study projects that 44 percent of the more than 25 million households age 65 and over need homes with accessibility features due to the difficulty of using facilities without assistance.

However, the current housing stock is “not especially equipped to meet the accessibility needs of an aging nation,” the report says.

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