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Housing Research

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner





The question of where to live as one ages is not an easy one. As our Baby Boomers begin to explore their local housing options, many find they have more questions than answers.

We have been looking at this issue closely and developed a checklist of things to think about as you consider whether to stay in your home or move.

View the following eNewsletters for more discussion on aging-in-place:

Affordable housing, senior housing, and aging-in-place are topics of increasing concern in Dutchess County. We have looked at these issues from many angles over the years, and have pulled together the following research and information for your quick reference:

The following Plan On It articles address these issues (all eNewsletters are in .pdf format):  

      View additional Plan On It housing articles here.


Training Presentations
We have provided training on housing issues:

The following reports are about housing in Dutchess County (all reports are in .pdf format):


      View additional reports here.


Outside Research
Here is a sampling of useful outside articles, reports and websites that address affordable housing:



      All reports are in .pdf format.

      Other Links

  • HousingUs: Let’s Put the Us Back in Housing, a project of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

  • Hudson River Housing, a local, non-profit organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable communities by developing and preserving quality affordable housing and helping families and individuals obtain and maintain housing through education, advocacy, and support services

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