Information about public-benefit programs should be shortened and simplified. This includes application forms, procedures, and program notices.
Congress should increase funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs. Funding should reflect the increased population of older Americans.
Policymakers should promote the creation of mixed-use livable communities.
National, state, and local parks should be age-friendly, accessible, and sufficiently funded. They should be equitably located throughout communities.
Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that create communities that promote the independence and active community eng
Planning activities and goals should be inclusive and equitable. They should support positive outcomes for all community members, including people from groups that are discriminated against.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
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:
Policymakers should support efforts to spur economic development in economically distressed areas. These efforts should be designed to prevent displacement.