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Aging in Place

Creating housing opportunity means Hoosiers can truly choose how and where they live: rent or own, urban or rural, close to school or close to work. It means housing in proximity to jobs, services, and amenities. In a world that has been flattened and condensed by technology, the economics of place means the most important feature of a community becomes not where it is, but what it offers. This is true for Hoosiers of all ages, abilities, and economic stations.

Because one in five Hoosiers will be 65 by 2025, IHCDA began collaborating with FSSA’s Division of Aging in the fall of 2008 to develop a program, Home Again, that would provide rental assistance to seniors on Medicaid who desire to move from a nursing home back into a more independent and affordable community setting.  It is estimated that 5,000-6,000 nursing home residents could make this transition based on the availability of support services, as well as the affordability and accessibility of housing.

We will continue to partner with developers to make rental units in IHCDA’s portfolio affordable and accessible for nursing home residents. Other opportunities for Hoosiers to “age in place” are currently under review and we are seeking new ways to provide housing options and opportunities for seniors and those with disabilities to age in the communities of their choice.

For a list of Senior-focused properties in the IHCDA portfolio, please click here

Additional Resources for Seniors

IHCDA's Strategic Investment Process provides grant funding to qualified not for profits and also to Local Units of Government.  Federal resources are available to provide improvements to owner-occupied homes.  Seniors may benefit from repairs that address health and safety, accessibility needs, and energy consumption for your home.  Please click here for more information on owner-occupied rehabilitation opportunities.  

Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging http://www.iaaaa.org/

The Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (IAAAA) advocates for quality programs and services for older adults and persons with disabilities on behalf of Indiana's 16 Area Agencies on Aging.

Indiana State AARP office http://states.aarp.org/category/indiana/

Indiana Senior Resource Guide

The Resources for Aging Individuals and Persons with Disability in Indiana is a resource guide for senior Indiana residents or for persons with disabilities to assist with identifying associations and organizations that provide services geared to the aging and disability populations.Rental Housing for Seniors

Rental Housing For Seniors

IHCDA sponsors a free rental search website called IndianaHousingNow.org. This site allows potential renters to search with specific criteria, including senior-friendly accommodations. Visit http://www.indianahousingnow.org/ for more information.