Access to government benefit programs should be fair and equitable.
The definition of household in SNAP regulations should be clarified. It should be easier for extended families to qualify for and receive adequate benefits.
Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should ensure that states do not deter the use of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards needed for services.
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.
Policymakers should make land-use and zoning decisions that promote mixed-use communities with affordable and equitable housing and transportation options.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.