Policymakers should ensure access to safe housing for people who are displaced after a natural disaster.
Policymakers should provide support to areas that have suffered, or are at high risk for, damage from extreme weather events. They should:
Areas at risk for deterioration, abandonment, and blight should be identified for planning and revitalization. Revitalization projects should minimize displacement of current residents.
Policymakers should support efforts to spur economic development in economically distressed areas. These efforts should be designed to prevent displacement.
Policymakers should target Opportunity Zone funding to the areas that will most benefit from investment.
Innovation districts should intentionally:
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:
Policymakers should preserve the existing stock and expand the availability of affordable, accessible, safe housing, particularly for those with the most severe cost burdens.