Funding for livable communities projects should be sufficient to:
Policymakers should use funding mechanisms aligned with AARP’s Taxation Principles,
Any public-private partnerships must ensure full accountability to the public.
Policymakers should enter into these arrangements only when they can:
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to further budgetary decisions that reflect the needs of all members of society.
Income earned through employment is the foundation of most people’s savings and retirement income.
Policymakers should preserve the existing stock and expand the availability of affordable, accessible, safe housing, particularly for those with the most severe cost burdens.
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing in mixed-use, walkable communities that promote aging in place.
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing with services. This includes providing service coordinators and supportive housing arrangements in subsidized housing.
Policymakers should mitigate the effects of foreclosures on renters.
Policymakers should mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.