The AARP Community Challenge Deadline is 1 Week Away
April 7, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Livable Lesson Video
Gil Penalosa, a world-renowned urban planning expert and enthusiastic livability champion, explains how cities can become more equitable and sustainable — and in doing so contribute to longer, happier and healthier lives.
WATCH WHAT GIL HAS TO SAY
The Challenge Ends Next Week!
Funding is available for local governments and nonprofits to work on “quick-action” community-improving projects that can be started and completed this year. The AARP Community Challenge’s application deadline is just seven days away.
Don’t wait until the last minute to apply.
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 8 PM ET
Livability News & Notes
An Alternative to Nursing Homes
— In adult family care, sometimes called adult foster care, people in need of care live in a house or other small residence and receive hands-on services and supports from a resident family and/or paid staff.
AARP Public Policy Institute
Not On the Road
— While noteworthy, it’s not a surprise that the total of all miles driven
on public roads and highways in the United States in 2020 is the lowest since 2002.
Federal Highway Administration
Placing a Call for Coffee Talk
— A nonprofit in Minneapolis-St. Paul has set up a phone line that older adults in need of some companionship and conversation can dial for a weekday chat.
Older Adults Home-Modification Grant Program
— City, county, state and special district governments and nonprofit organizations can apply for funds to make low-cost, high-impact modifications and repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners.
Deadline: May 4.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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