From A(DUs) to Z(oning)
January 27, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
A Model for Enabling Better Places
Small-scale land use and zoning changes can help communities revitalize and thrive. Learn how in
Enabling Better Places: A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods
, a free, photo- and information-filled publication for local leaders and community advocates by AARP and the Congress for the New Urbanism
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A Model for Enabling ADUs
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — such as backyard bungalows or garage apartments — can be affordable, accessible housing options for people of all ages.
Accessory Dwelling Units: Model State Act and Local Ordinance
, a new resource from AARP, can be used by state and local legislators to establish policies that support the creation of ADUs.
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ADUs in the Windy City
— The Chicago City Council approves zoning reforms to broaden the city's approach toward existing and future accessory dwelling units.
Urban Land Institute
Housing First, Cars Last
— By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than vehicles.
A Different Type of Nursing Home
— A new report describes the key elements and benefits of the "Small-House" or "Green House" model, a self-contained building occupied by a small number of residents who need nursing-home levels of care.
AARP Public Policy Institute
Rural Emergency Medical Services
The purpose of this federal grant is to recruit and train EMS providers for rural areas, small towns and tribal communities. Application Deadline: February 16, 2021.
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