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Journal of Housing for the Elderly

ISSN (printed): 0276-3893. ISSN (electronic): 1540-353X.

Housing is more than houses - it is the foundation upon which the essentials of life are anchored. The quality of housing can enhance or diminish the well-being of individuals and families as well as that of the entire community. Housing for the elderly as a subject area has a relatively brief history. Although scholars, policymakers, legislators, architects and urban planners, lending institutions, religious groups, developers, and the lay public in general have an interest in the subject - personal, professional, or civic - the field has a great need for organization and direction to assure a more coherent development. The Journal of Housing for the Elderly aims to serve the needs of gerontological professionals in the fields of architecture and housing, urban planning, and public policy who are responsible for the residential environments of the elderly in the community. Its goal is the rapid publication of new research in the housing and aging fields, as well as the synthesis of cross-disciplinary efforts made to enhance the residences of the elderly. The journal covers the latest efforts of housing researchers and policy experts - from research on energy conservation or privacy needs to policy implications of home equity conversion, as well as management issues, housing related service delivery innovations, case histories of successful housing alternatives, and financing strategies.The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts for review, covering such areas as: identification of salient housing issues that primarily involve the elderly; case studies of successful practitioner experiences regarding the development of better housing facilities for the elderly; refinement of existing methodologies and/or the development of new ones for evaluating the behavioral, programmatic, and adaptational consequences of differential residential environments; translation of research data into more usable informational modes for researchers and practitioners alike; articulation of the issues and problems in the development and implementation of housing policies for the elderly.

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