Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
People of all ages and ability levels need safe, decent, and affordable housing that will enable them to continue to live safely in their homes and communities as they get o
Policymakers should promote the creation of mixed-use livable communities.
National, state, and local parks should be age-friendly, accessible, and sufficiently funded. They should be equitably located throughout communities.
Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that create communities that promote the independence and ac
Planning activities and goals should be inclusive and equitable. They should support positive outcomes for all community members.
Policymakers should make land-use and zoning decisions that promote mixed-use communities with affordable and equitable housing and transportation options.
Local policymakers should minimize the amount of parking required for mixed-use development.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their
Policymakers should ensure access to safe housing for people who are displaced after a natural disaster.