The bipartisan budget deal reached in the Senate this week contains provisions that are a step forward for evidence-based policymaking.
One area that holds great bipartisan promise is more tightly connecting healthcare with the home to support America’s rapidly aging population.
The graying of America will force our nation’s leaders to rethink policies in fields ranging from health care to public safety to transportation. For housing policymakers, a major challenge will be responding to the needs of the overwhelming majority of seniors who will seek to age in place in their own homes and communities.
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the national homeownership rate now stands at 65.3 percent, slightly higher than the rate registered in the second quarter of 2013 but nearly four percentage points lower than the record…