According to a study from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA):
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis has only just begun to address the issue, launching our Aging in Place program in 2015 and thus far providing home repair and modification services to nearly 1,000 senior homeowners in Fayette and Shelby Counties. In 2019, Memphis Habitat began a three-year project with 14 other Tennessee Habitat affiliates to launch Aging in Place programs that will, by the end of 2021, serve more than 1,200 older Tennesseans across 25 counties.
However, despite the thousands already served, there are still thousands of other older homeowners who need these services to keep living safely, comfortably and independently in the place they call home.
Join us January 28 + 29 at The Peabody Memphis.
The Tennessee Health + Housing Summit will convene leaders from the health care, community development and government sectors for a deep conversation and exploration of the intersection of health and housing — in particular as it relates to our aging neighbors.
During this two-day event, multiple sector experts, scholars and practitioners will share modern examples and trends that identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between housing agencies, social services entities, health care providers, public and private funders, and other stakeholders.
We will identify new resources to sustain current and future interventions, and articulate a cost-effective proposition where the health care and affordable housing communities collaborate to improve the health of residents and the entire community.
Join us to learn more about this critical issue and strategies to collaborate and move our state forward.