Housing and Services

Oregon has a critical shortage of affordable, accessible housing for low-income older adults living in small or rural communities. This isn’t an issue of the future, but a crisis of today. Many older adults want to remain in the communities they love as they age, but they face challenges of high rents, homes that aren’t suitable for those with disabilities, and poor access to supportive services. As such, AGE+ is partnering with local organizations to bring an efficient, affordable housing model for older adults to communities throughout Oregon. AGE+ and our housing development partner, Community Housing Solutions, have created a model to quickly build accessible housing for older adults that eases financial burdens and implements our proven program, Circles of Care, to deliver supportive services.

We are looking for local leaders who want to partner with us to bring affordable housing to older residents in their community. This project is structured to bridge to local ownership and be revenue generating. If you want to learn more about how your organization can bring affordable housing to older residents in your community, please contact:

Jack MercerDevelopment Specialist, at CommunityHousingSolutionsOR@gmail.com or (541) 325-1471.

Circles of Care – The Dalles, Oregon

Supportive services for this project are delivered via community-based care networks called Circles of Care. This AGE+ program pairs older adults with local volunteers to assist with everyday tasks, as well as provides opportunities for older adults to give back to their communities in meaningful ways. This model has been working in our pilot site in The Dalles, OR since 2019. 

If you would like more information or to participate in Circles of Care in The Dalles, OR, either as a volunteer or a recipient of volunteer assistance, please contact Gracen Bookmyer at gbookmyer@ageplus.org or 541-397-0724. If you’d like to fill out an application, please click below. 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, advice and information on starting a Circle of Care in your community is available here.