Senior Housing Resources

Senior Housing Resources

Survey shows depth of senior housing challenges

Illinois REALTORS® conducted a survey of Illinois seniors to find out what they thought about their prospects for aging in place and what their biggest concerns were.

  • See the results here or
  • Download the infographics (PDFs) by clicking on the images below.


Helping Illinois' aging population

Planning for the needs of seniors is a key priority and challenge for the region. The country’s population of older residents has grown significantly over the past several decades and is projected to continue growing. According to the United States Administration on Aging, the number of residents who are 65 and older will more than double by 2040, reaching approximately 81.2 million and representing 20 percent of the nation’s population.

The Illinois REALTORS® Senior Housing Working Group works with real estate professionals to meet the housing needs of this special group. The Working Group has prepared a list of resources related to senior housing issues.

Government Resources

Non-Profit Resources

Illinois Department on AgingAARP
Illinois Area on Aging DirectoryLeading Age
U.S. Housing and Urban DevelopmentIllinois Homecare & Hospice Council
Illinois Attorney GeneralSenior Housing Net







Looking to Make a Housing Transition?'s senior housing portal has resources that can assist seniors looking to downsize, move or maintain housing independence in their Golden Years.

  • Rental 101 for Boomers: If you’re planning to retire, one of the most important decisions you have to make is where to live. If you're interested in a rental property, here's a guide to get you started.
  • Resources for financial planning: Information on an array of topics from senior living lines of credit to veterans assistance and benefits. Learn about the basics of what you need to know for retirement.



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Municipal Toolkit

Planning for senior housing in your community

Illinois REALTORS®' Senior Housing Working Group, recognizing the challenges the state faces in meeting an aging population, has prepared an overview and extensive resource list for policymakers. It contains best practices and ideas from across the U.S. Find the information here

Share resources with policymakers

Illinois REALTORS® has a brochure that REALTORS® can share with decision-makers in their communities that outlines what can be done to help seniors feel more at home in their communities. 

From forms to questions to ask as you look to retire, look no further

Need an expert to help you make the best choice for your senior year? Look for someone with the SRES designation. Learn more.