Bui and Jirasakuldech receive grant for research on elderly housing in rural Pennsylvania


March 7, 2024

Thuy Bui, a Slippery Rock University professor of accounting, economics and finance, and Benjamas Jirasakuldech, an SRU professor of accounting, economics and finance, received a grant of $15,000 from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to provide a comprehensive analysis of supply and demand for senior citizen housing in rural Pennsylvania. Their analysis aims to paint a complete picture of the housing circumstances of the elderly by analyzing the demographic characteristics and population projections in rural Pennsylvania. The project also aims to look at the current availability and affordability of senior housing along with a future trend analysis.

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly.