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Housing Options

  • Housing Options for Older Adults (brochure, 2014, 11 x 17 - 279 KB) outlines numerous choices people have when planning how and where they wish to reside as they get older. Various community–based options, from remaining in one’s own home to sharing a residence with other people to retirement facilities, are described.

  • Housing Directory for Illinois Seniors (book, 2001) a collaboration of the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, this 265-page directory lists private and public facilities exclusively for the elderly.

  • Reverse Mortgages (brochure, 2015 - 255 KB) Before deciding whether a reverse mortgage makes sense for you, it's important to fully understand the terms of the loan and what other options you might have.  This publication, provided by the Illinois Attorney General's Office, has important information about the steps you should take to prevent foreclosure and avoid falling prey to foreclosure rescue scams.