Intergenerational Housing for NYC

Seniors are the fastest growing segment of New York City’s population.
According to the Department of City Planning, the number of New
Yorkers who are age 65 and older will increase by 40 percent to more
than 1.4 million by 2040. Seniors are more likely to be low-income, to be
rent-burdened, and to live on a fixed income than other city residents.
The Housing 2.0 Plan emphasizes the fact that many larger families face
significant rent burdens because of lack of affordable two and three
bedroom units.1 In response, the de Blasio Administration and HPD have
launched Seniors First to make more homes accessible to seniors and
people with disabilities. However, we think that rather than siloing our
aging citizens to senior-only housing enclaves, we can come up with
new typologies that bring together different generations and reflect the
diversity of New Yorkers’ needs. (Link)

Collaborator: Daniel Marshall