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July 27, 2022
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Age-Friendly Portland, Maine
Maine’s largest city is showing its age-friendliness through an age-friendly business designation (pictured), a snow-shoveling service, a multilingual resource guide and more.
Free Workshop: Housing for People of All Ages
Join AARP Livable Communities and an array of housing experts on September 21 and 22 for a free, online workshop about the ways communities nationwide can provide safe, affordable housing options for people of all ages, life stages, backgrounds, incomes and abilities.
Livability News & Notes
— A growing number of Americans are facing housing insecurity and spiking costs of living. Download the
2022 State of the Nation’s Housing Report
and data charts.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
America Is an Aging Nation
— Since 2000, the national median age — the point at which one-half the population is older and one-half younger — has increased by 3.4 years, bringing it to 38.8 years. Speaking of Maine, above, the state has the oldest median age in the nation at 44.7. The “youngest” state: Utah, median age 31.8.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Advisory Bike Lane Advantage
— See a city street with bike lanes on both sides of the roadway and one car lane down the center.
CBS News Pittsburgh
The U. S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the
Reconnecting Communities Pilot
, a discretionary grant program to help communities previously cut off from opportunities by poor transportation infrastructure. The application deadline is October 13, 2022.
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