May 8, 2018

Multigenerational housing increasing

Planetizen - In 2009, the last year of the Great Recession, 17 percent of Americans lived in households that were multigenerational," explains [Audrey Hoffer in the Washington Post]. "This translates to 51.5 million people living in homes with either grandparents and grandchildren, or with two or more adult generations."

"In 2016, the most recent Pew numbers, 20 percent of Americans — 64 million people — lived in multigenerational homes."

"Builders are adapting their home designs to create additional living spaces that offer privacy and separation for parents or college students moving back home, and ground floor suites for easy access for grandparents," says Kim Adams, director of marketing for the Brambleton Group, as quoted in the article.

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