Housing Seniors in Rural America: Resources, Advocacy, & Practice

June 5-6, 2012 – Hilton Burlington Hotel – 60 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont Made possible with generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, this symposium will provide intensive training and information on housing for an aging population in rural America. One of the most dramatic demographic shifts in U. S. history is the growth of the elderly population. Rural America has a large and growing senior population, but also often lacks housing resources and capacity. Twenty-five percent of all rural households are occupied by the elderly. Of those homes, 80 percent are homeowner rather than rental properties. In fact, almost half of the rural census tracts in the U.S. have no subsidized rental units for seniors. Learn more about meeting these emerging needs at HAC’s symposium. Join policy makers, advocates and peers for a 2-day intensive workshop. The agenda will feature discussions on aging in place, home repair and modification, preservation of senior rental housing, issues in HUD Section 202 program, political and funding outlook for senior housing programs, strategies for advocacy and examples of successful practices. The session will also include a site visit to an outstanding senior housing development in the Burlington area. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn and share information on ways to meet the growing needs of the elderly. Full Brochure

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