This week’s roundup highlights the nation’s fastest-growing cities, senior housing trends and the widening income inequality among older adults. First, Business Insider takes a look at the cities experiencing the most rapid economic growth, based on a WalletHub analysis of 515 cities of different population sizes. Next, RealPage observes that the almost all of the nation’s 50 largest apartment markets saw increases in their year-over-year occupancy rates, with only two markets falling below the “full occupancy” mark of 95%. Arbor’s Chatter blog offers an audio interview with an experienced real estate lawyer to discuss a popular seniors housing topic: changes to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Then, NREI lists the top global cities attracting Gen Z, the most digitally savvy generation that is just beginning to enter the labor market, according to Nestpick. Finally, Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies releases a new report that finds housing inequality is becoming increasingly apparent among older Americas, with the number of households headed by someone 65 or older facing housing cost burdens reaching an all-time high of 10 million.

The 25 Fastest-Growing Cities in the US, Ranked

Business Insider – October 16

“WalletHub recently analyzed 515 US cities to identify the locales that experienced the highest levels of economic growth over the last seven years.”

Occupancy in Most Markets Improved in Past Year

RealPage – October 18

“Only two major markets fall below the essentially full occupancy mark of 95%, and both of those markets – San Antonio and Houston – have seen occupancy increase in the past year.”

Audio Q&A: A Lawyer’s View on PDPM and Senior Housing

Arbor Chatter – October 18

“The Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement system implemented on October 1 will require a shift in underwriting, according to Nikki Hoffpauir. As an attorney who represents lenders in real estate transactions, she discusses what to expect with this change.”

The World’s Top Cities for Generation Z

NREI – October 15

“Weighing 22 different metrics, on-demand housing platform Nestpick generated a list of the top cities for Generation Z.”

New Report Shows Widening Housing Inequality Among America’s Older Adults

Harvard JCHS – October 16

“The number of older adults facing housing cost burdens reached an all-time high of 10 million, income disparities are widening, and white-minority gaps in homeownership have expanded.”