Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert
Federal and state programs help many older people with low incomes. These programs provide access to vital services like income support and health care.
Congress should increase funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs.
A livable community is one that is safe and secure. It offers choices in where to live and how to get around.
Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
Livable and sustainable communities are safe and healthy. They offer residents choices in where to live and how to get around.
Planning refers to how policymakers design, regulate, and manage the built environment.
Extreme weather conditions, natural disasters, and health emergencies can be devastating to communities.
Redevelopment reuses previously developed land to catalyze new economic growth. It can provide new housing options or community amenities.