Housing Vacancy Prevention Project

Summary
This project surveyed elderly homeowners in Philadelphia regarding estate planning and housing title issues, explored the use of city data to identify properties at risk of abandonment, and developed proposals intended to facilitate elderly home repair and maintenance, financial planning and property transfer.

External Funders
The Boettner Center for Financial Gerontology

Collaborating Investigators
Dennis Culhane (lead investigator, CML/SP2), Cynthia Zubritsky (School of Medicine), Mary Frances Davis (Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition), Susan Klein (Philadelphia Corporation on Aging), CoreStates Bank, Deborah McCulloch (OHCD) and John Kromer (OHCD).

Partnering Agencies
OHCD, GPUAC, Philadelphia Corporation on Aging

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