Policymakers should take actions to prevent and address homelessness. This includes:
Policymakers should establish requirements or provide incentives for universal design features to be incorporated into homes.
Policymakers should encourage coordination of housing, health services, and other supports.
Federal, state, and local laws should protect people from all forms of housing discrimination. These laws should be fully enforced.
Governments should provide additional funds to build and modernize public housing in order to create adequate supportive housing options for people with physical and
Funding should be provided for homeowners to repair, modify, and make the residences of older homeowners with low incomes more energy-efficient.
State and local governments should promote the safety of residents living in multifamily units.
They should require:
Policymakers and the private sector should facilitate the creation of housing options and neighborhoods that encourage and effectively accommodate multiple generations living together.
Policymakers should take steps to foster housing stability during declared emergencies. Among the temporary measures they should consider are:
Government workers should continue to have access to defined benefit (DB) plans.