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A hand drops a coin into a house-shaped piggy bank with stacks of coins to the sides.
It's time for a national vision for housing, with policies that make housing more affordable and account for both historic disparities and changing population needs.
Black woman and man walk in neighborhood
Professionals in housing and the built environment must step up post-COVID-19, to redesign and create housing and communities that enable residents and achieve equity.
The pandemic underscores the need for policy makers to foster the development of housing alternatives for older adults outside of institutional settings.
Across the globe, many communities—both local and virtual—are innovating out of necessity to support older adults and immunocompromised people as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Housing Blog
COVID-19 stands to exacerbate socioeconomic challenges we have long faced.
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Bus drivers are on the front lines delivering groceries and medicine to older adults.
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Multigenerational living is on the rise in the U.S. and this trend offers many benefits, such as cost savings on living expenses and reducing isolation
Grandmother near map with hospital shown purple
According to AARP Public Policy Institute research, more than 100 million Americans do not drive. Yet our transportation systems are still built primarily around individual car ownership. Ride-hailing services, like Lyft, along with public transportation systems are beginning to work together to…
While innovations in transportation tend to be viewed as a trend unique to urban communities and settings, new technologies are now enabling service providers to capitalize on a previously untapped market: rural communities. With a unique set of challenges and opportunities—and enabled by today’s…
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AARP is developing innovative policies and programs as well as working with several partners, including from the private sector, to meet today’s housing challenges
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