Thinking Ahead: The Financial Benefits of Investing in Housing for Older People


This report form The Housing Agency in Ireland highlights the importance in the investment of social housing development in providing benefits to the state.

It presents evidence to ensure that the actions from the Irish Government’s Housing Options for Our Ageing Population Policy Statement,  and provides a greater understanding to a wider audience of the costs and benefits of developing this type of housing.

Costs and benefits of provision of supported housing for older people are stated in this paper – for options with varying care requirements, such as Independent, Assisted and Specialised.

The findings from the paper show that there is a strong positive financial benefit to the state form provision of each of the three types of supported housing.