Subsidized Senior Housing in the US: A Scoping Review.

Academic Article


  • Subsidized senior housing (SSH) is important to support healthy aging among vulnerable subgroups of older adults, yet progress in developing and expanding SSH has been limited. This scoping review had two research questions: (1) What are the trends in SSH empirical studies? (2) What are the main topics in the existing literature on SSH in the US? We reviewed a total of 61 articles and found several notable trends, including a focus on racial and ethnic minorities, cognitive impairment among SSH residents, and collaborative partnerships between housing operators and healthcare providers. More than half of the studies were quantitative, while the rest were qualitative or mixed-methods. The lack of longitudinal or causal design research reflects the limited empirical knowledge of SSH. Four themes emerged: health and well-being, healthcare use and health behaviors, social relations, and housing relocation. We discussed implications for future research and program development efforts in SSH.
  • Authors

  • Park, Sojung
  • Park, Soobin
  • Ryu, Byeongju
  • Baek, Jihye
  • Amano, Takashi
  • Kim, BoRin
  • Publication Date

  • December 20, 2023
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  • environmental perspective
  • low-income housing
  • subsidized senior housing (SSH)
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    Pubmed Id

  • 38116663
  • Start Page

  • 7334648231223028