COVID Responses, Recovery Funds and Older Adults
August 11, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
COVID Recovery Funds and Older Adults
The American Rescue Plan Act is a once-in-a-generation funding opportunity to strengthen communities for the future. A new AARP resource provides guidance, best-practices and programs that local leaders can use as they engage residents and make decisions.
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'Age-Friendly' Responses to COVID‑19
During the height of the pandemic, the age-friendly committees of the towns, cities and counties in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities stepped up to serve and protect older residents. Read about what they did, why and how.
Livability News & Notes
Rising Rents Are Beyond Reach
— Check out the hourly wage required to afford a modest two-bedroom rental home by state or zip code.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Converting Parking Garages Into Places for People
— Enterprising operators are lobbying planning and zoning boards to relax restrictions so they can retrofit their under-used garages into affordable living spaces for families.
Smart Cities Dive
Livability and Transportation
— More than a dozen fact-sheets provide information and examples about the ways communities benefit when livability needs are part of the transportation decision-making process.
U.S. Federal Highway Administration
CALLING ALL CYCLISTS!
The fourth annual
50+ Cycling Survey
is open! Input from all regular or occasional cyclists age 50 or older is welcome — and past respondents are encouraged to take the survey again.
Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
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