Since its inception 46 years ago, Habitat for Humanity International has mostly been known for building homes for low-income families. But since the housing crisis a decade ago, Habitat has quietly shifted its focus in the U.S. from new construction to rehabilitating and repairing existing homes.

In 2013, the group launched its Aging in Place program. As a result, older adults now account for more than half of all Habitat’s remodels.

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