Federal and state policymakers should enact and robustly enforce consumer protections in the tenant screening process.
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 mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.
State and local policymakers should encourage the construction of more housing units to ensure that people of all incomes and ability levels can afford to live in a community.
If state and local governments end rent controls, they should provide a transition period during which rent increases would be limited.
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.