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 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.
Policymakers should target Opportunity Zone funding to the areas that will most benefit from investment.
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:
Areas at risk for deterioration, abandonment, and blight should be identified for planning and revitalization. Revitalization projects should minimize displacement of current residents.