This paper describes the attributes of elderly housing in the metro and the nonmetro. Paucity of housing data at the
nonmetro level motivated the research. Data analysis suggests that a majority of elderly in the nonmetro own their
homes, 64%, compared to 48% of home ownership for the metro. More than two-out-of-five nonmetro residents expressed
interest in having an Accessory Dwelling Unit; other changes that are required to continue living in the home include
easier access into the home and bathroom modifications such as handrails and no-step shower.