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Utilization of Community Space in Affordable Housing and Assisted Living: Design Recommendations for a New Housing Typology

Abstract The United States elderly population is becoming increasingly larger, there is a need for a more adequate housing type to accommodate this population. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be a need for approximately 1.6 to 2.9 million units of affordable Assisted Living (Blake, 2005). With limited income and higher health bills, adequate housing becomes a low priority. It is estimated that 7.1 million elderly households have serious housing problems. (Blake, 2005) The scope of this research will look at literature, case studies, and interviews to begin to create and understand the necessary design aspects of Assisted Living and Affordable Housing to better create a housing typology that includes both low income residents and Assisted Li... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rothner, Colleen Rose (Author) / Bender, Diane (Advisor) / Shraiky, James (Committee member) / Stapp, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Gerontology / Health care management / Affordable Housing / Assisted Living / Elderly / Government / Low Income / Phoenix
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 99 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.D. Design 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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