Institute on Aging
ADUs as Age-Friendly Housing
According to AARP research, 90 percent of people 45+ want to remain in their own home and community as long as possible. How do accessory dwelling units (ADUs) fit into the demand for more age-friendly housing options? As baby boomers reach traditional retirement age, more Americans than ever will face the challenge of finding affordable, accessible and appropriate homes to meeting their changing needs. ADUs offer particular benefits for people 45+, including for those looking to downsize, earn extra income, create community through shared living, or those looking for an accessible home.
This session will explore how ADUs can meet the unique housing needs of people over 45 and enable aging in community. Learn about the demographic trends, consumer demand, policy opportunities, ownership models and design considerations that matter.
Moderator: Bandana Shrestha, AARP Oregon
Todd Borkowitz, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Debbie Cahill, AARP
Alan DeLaTorre, Portland State University Institute on Aging
Holly Huntley, environs