The aging population is on the increase, which is no surprise to anyone. But what may be surprising is the problem presented by housing — which often lacks the accommodations that older occupants need and which can cost considerably more than they can afford. 

So says a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation, which finds that while adults 50 and older in the U.S. will see their numbers swell to 133 million by 2030 — an increase of more than 70 percent since 2000 — housing suited to their needs is not anywhere near keeping pace. 

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