Plus: A City Offers Free 'Missing Middle' House Plans
November 3, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Parents Are Creating Communities for Their Grown Children Who Have Special Needs
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) want independence but often require continuing care. Their families are joining forces to ensure they receive both. Plus: Guidance on creating a residential community for adults with I/DD.
Finding a Forever Home for an Adult Son With Autism
When a child with special needs becomes an adult
and “ages out” of educational and other services, the options for care and community are limited. One mom shares her story.
Livability News & Notes
Mayors Meet a Challenge
— Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the finalists in its annual competition featuring the “boldest urban innovations” of the past year. Check out the list of 50 winning cities.
Bloomberg Cities Network
Housing Created from Shopping Malls and More
— The pandemic has increased the adaptive reuse of seemingly obsolete buildings, including schools and shopping malls, into housing for older adults.
Senior Housing News
Building the ‘Missing Middle’
— To encourage the creation of more mid-sized, multi-unit housing, Norfolk, Virginia, is giving away the house and development plans for free.
“Missing Middle Housing” is a term and concept developed by architect Daniel Parolek, a frequent partner of AARP Livable Communities. See photos of what the homes looks like, read about why such housing is needed, learn where it currently exists and more.
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