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Housing Problems and Solutions for Elderly Asian and Pacific Islanders October 2001 Housing Should Provide: A sense of security Supportive environment Access to services Four Major Housing Problems: 1. Affordability 2. Adequacy 3. Accessibility 4. Appropriateness

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Housing Should Provide: Islanders

  • A sense of security

  • Supportive environment

  • Access to services


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Four Major Housing Problems: Islanders

  • 1. Affordability

  • 2. Adequacy

  • 3. Accessibility

  • 4. Appropriateness


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Problem #1- Affordability Islanders

  • High housing costs

    • Severe for Asian Pacific Islanders

  • Difficult to pay for other necessities:

    • Prescription Drugs

    • Energy

    • Transportation


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Improving Affordability Islanders

  • 1. Increase Federal Section 8 vouchers

  • 2. Build more affordable housing

  • 3. Preserve existing affordable stock


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Problem #2- Adequacy Islanders

  • Overcrowding

  • Condition of housing


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Addressing Adequacy Islanders

  • 1. Increase CDBG for rehabilitation

  • 2. Inform seniors of new state loan program

  • 3. Protect seniors from unscrupulous contractors


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Problem #3- Accessibility Islanders

  • Preference to age in place

  • Three major problem areas in home:

    • Getting in and out of house

    • Getting up and down stairs

    • Safely using the bathroom


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Improving Accessibility Islanders

  • Role of Home Modifications

    • Increase independence

    • Avoid accidents

    • Help caregivers

    • Save money


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Problem #4 - Appropriateness Islanders

  • Housing unconnected with services

  • Limited options

  • Lack of innovative models

  • Housing is “one size fits all”


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Improving Appropriateness Islanders

  • Housing linked with services

  • Greater range of housing options

  • New models of housing

  • Culturally and ethnically sensitive housing


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Housing Goals Islanders

  • 1. Affordable

  • 2. Adequate

  • 3. Accessible

  • 4. Appropriate