Housing Vulnerable
Populations: Demographics of
Seniors and Veterans in Rural Areas
Funded by The Home Depot Foundation
an...
The Wave Is Coming
*population projection
Seniors in Rural America
Seniors in Rural America
Veterans in Rural America
Veterans in Rural America
Veterans in Rural America
Veterans in Rural America
Veterans in Rural America
Veterans in Rural America
Seniors in Rural America
Housing Issues for Seniors and Veterans in Rural
America
Veterans in Rural America
Seniors in Rural America
Housing for Low-Income Rural Seniors
HUD Section 202 – Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Program
Dramatic cuts
since 20...
Rural Veteran Homelessness
Veterans typically
make up a greater
percentage of
the homeless
population in rural
America
The HUD-VASH Program in Rural America
Credited in lowering the homeless veteran population by
17.2 percent since 2009
Ba...
Veteran Seniors in Rural America
Rural America is older
than the nation overall
In the next ten years,
70 percent of vet...
Housing Accessibility
Critical for senior veterans and veterans with service-
related disabilities
Home modifications
he...
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HAC's Eric Oberdorfer gives an overview of demographic information related to seniors and veterans in rural America.

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  • Demographics of seniors and veterans in rural areas

    1. 1. Housing Vulnerable Populations: Demographics of Seniors and Veterans in Rural Areas Funded by The Home Depot Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies Presented by: Eric Oberdorfer, Research Associate HOUSING ASSISTANCE COUNCIL April 22nd , 2014
    2. 2. The Wave Is Coming *population projection
    3. 3. Seniors in Rural America
    4. 4. Seniors in Rural America
    5. 5. Veterans in Rural America
    6. 6. Veterans in Rural America
    7. 7. Veterans in Rural America
    8. 8. Veterans in Rural America
    9. 9. Veterans in Rural America
    10. 10. Veterans in Rural America
    11. 11. Seniors in Rural America
    12. 12. Housing Issues for Seniors and Veterans in Rural America
    13. 13. Veterans in Rural America
    14. 14. Seniors in Rural America
    15. 15. Housing for Low-Income Rural Seniors HUD Section 202 – Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program Dramatic cuts since 2011
    16. 16. Rural Veteran Homelessness Veterans typically make up a greater percentage of the homeless population in rural America
    17. 17. The HUD-VASH Program in Rural America Credited in lowering the homeless veteran population by 17.2 percent since 2009 Barriers exist in rural America  Distances to VA facilities and other service providers  Difficulty enumerating homeless population  Only 3 percent of HUD-VASH vouchers are allocated to VA Medical Centers in rural America Photo by Carlos Gonzalez Photo by Cathy ten Broeke
    18. 18. Veteran Seniors in Rural America Rural America is older than the nation overall In the next ten years, 70 percent of veterans in rural America will be over the age of 65
    19. 19. Housing Accessibility Critical for senior veterans and veterans with service- related disabilities Home modifications help individuals remain in their homes Federal grants to assist with modifications
    20. 20. Questions / Comments?

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