- Created: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:39
In a previous blog post, MHP discussed the nation’s growing need for affordable and accessible senior housing. Thanks to a new, Minnesota study on the demand for senior affordable housing released in November, we can dig deeper and examine the more specific affordable housing needs of Minnesota’s seniors*. Already, 1 in 5 Minnesota counties have populations where more than 40% of residents are age 55 or older, and the number of seniors statewide is expected to increase nearly 40% by 2030. The study, commissioned by a group of housing authorities and developers, highlights four major findings facing Minnesota in the next 15 years, and provides a foundation for housing policy proposals currently being discussed at the Capitol.