Reports the application of a model of homeowner repair expenditures, using baseline Housing Assistance Supply Experiment data for Brown County, Wisconsin, and St. Joseph County, Indiana. Estimates how much more elderly homeowners, divided into 15 categories, would spend on repairs if they received reverse annuity mortgage (RAM) payments amounting to $600, $1,200, or $2,400 annually. The income elasticity of demand for repair and improvement expenditures is estimated to fall between .83 and 1.16, with average repair expenditures typically increasing by less than 10 percent of the annual RAM payment.
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