The Results Are In! AARP Home and Community Preferences Survey
December 1, 2021
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An accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, is a small house
or apartment that exists on the same property lot as a single-family residence. ADUs provide an affordable, flexible and often income-generating housing option that meets the needs of older adults and young households alike. We’ve expanded and updated our popular publication with new information and new photos.
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The number of older adult households is rapidly growing, intensifying the need for housing that’s both accessible and affordable. According to the 2021 AARP Home and Community Preferences Survey, the majority of adults say they would reside in an ADU in order to maintain their own space while living close to someone. A similar amount said they would consider building an ADU on their property for a loved one.
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Free e-Book About Alley Housing
The American Alley: A Hidden Resource
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A Complete ‘Complete Streets’ Policy
— With the help of a CNU code audit and the support of AARP and other organizations, Evansville, Indiana, has adopted a Complete Streets ordinance that, experts say, will quickly provide positive, tangible results.
Public Transit for All People
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SPOT SCAMS, HELP STOP FRAUD
Older adults are a frequent target of scammers and — according to a recent report from
— veterans, active-duty service members and their families are more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than the civilian population. The
AARP Fraud Watch Network
provides tips for avoiding scams and tools for reporting fraud and suspected fraud.
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