Policymakers should explore options for extending the affordability of rental housing units whose subsidies are set to expire. These include:
Congress should modify the LIHTC program to enable greater flexibility in the development of housing projects for older adults.
Policymakers and researchers should study and put in place successful policies to keep housing costs affordable for existing residents, particularly in neighborhoods where housing costs are rising
Federal, state, and local policymakers should enact, monitor for compliance, and fully enforce laws prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of lawful source of income, including use of a ho
Policymakers should ensure that universal service funds are calculated fairly and distributed equitably.
Policymakers should fully fund telecommunications assistance programs to ensure that all households can afford essential services.
Policymakers should change or eliminate the Social Security earnings limit only if the Social Security trust funds can be maintained.
AARP supports retaining wage indexing of both the Average Indexed Monthly Earnings and the bend points used in the formula for the Primary Insurance Amount.
If changes are made to Social Security that extend the life of the trust funds, Congress could authorize the investment of a portion of the Social Security reserves in investments
The receipt of Social Security benefits should continue to be based on earnings from work covered by Social Security.