Application Open Until April 14
March 10, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
A Look Back at Moving Forward
AARP Community Challenge funds have been used for projects involving housing, transportation, public spaces and more. Watch videos, read articles and flip through photos that show and explain what the AARP grant has helped create.
Challenge Stats and Facts
With the AARP Community Challenge in its fifth year, we've tabulated the data for an infographic look at what our “quick-action” grant program has achieved.
TAKE A LOOK!
Apply for an AARP Community Challenge Grant
Scroll down to the last item in this newsletter for a link to the 2021 application.
Livability News & Notes
Repairing Places Ruined By Highways
— In the mid-20
century, neighborhoods in cities throughout the nation were literally divided by the construction of highways that prioritized cars over communities. Some of those roadways have since been razed or removed from view in order to restore — or reimagine — what was lost.
U.S. Cities With the Oldest Renters
— Americans age 55-plus are the fastest-growing cohort of renters. The Northeast has the highest percentage of older renters, particularly in the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Tops among the small, medium and large metro areas with the oldest renters are cities in western New York State and along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Suburban Living in a Canadian City
— A high-rise housing development created for young professionals in Toronto became, over time, a family-friendly neighborhood for raising children in an urban downtown.
THE AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE IS
Join the Challenge
— AARP Livable Communities’ 5
annual “quick-action” grant program has begun! Funding is available for local governments and nonprofits that are ready to work on community-improving projects that can be started and completed this year. Deadline: April 14.
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