Choosing the Right Home Environment

Choosing the Right Home Environment

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
This consumer toolkit from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association will help older homeowners consider whether their current home environment will best serve their needs as they age. NRMLA’s toolkit guides readers through a wide selection of housing possibilities.

As reverse mortgage professionals and members of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, we educate consumers about using their home equity to help finance retirement. But, not everyone can qualify for a reverse mortgage, and not everyone is in the best home setting to serve their needs as they age. Where older adults choose to age requires consideration of functionality, location, availability of services and affordability.

NRMLA’s toolkit for choosing the right home environment, Should I Stay or Should I Go?, provides an overview of:

  • Single Family Housing
  • Home Modification
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Senior Rental Housing
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
  • Affordable Senior Housing
  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • Veterans Housing
  • Special Needs: Mental Health Housing
  • Getting Smaller: Granny Housing & Microunits
  • Shared Housing
  • Other Creative Solutions

This toolkit is free to download.

Published by

Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.