Planning for Senior Population Growth in Prince George’s County
This report presents the findings of a study conducted on current and projected distributions of affordable senior housing, social services, and the senior population in Prince George's County. Graduate students in the Urban Studies and Planning Program, the University of Maryland, College Park conducted this study during the Fall 2007 semester.
This report presents a methodology for identifying the spatial relationship between the senior population and affordable multifamily senior housing in Prince George’s County for the purpose of identifying mismatches between the supply and demand for affordable multifamily senior housing. This report also goes beyond the traditional bricks and mortar approach to senior housing, and explicitly recognizes that social support services are a critical element of the senior housing environment. In addition, the study examines the role of CDBG and HOME funds in providing affordable housing for the elderly. Finally, the report contains a set of recommendations to address future housing needs and spatial mismatches and also considers the vital roles played by non-profit, public and faith-based agencies and organizations in providing programs and services that enhance the quality of life for seniors.
Faculty Advisor: Alex Chen
Sun Young Choi
Tiffany C. Williams