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Accessible, affordable and integrated multi-generational housing promotes independence and successful aging in communities. Find policies that will work for your community to encourage a range of housing options to support aging in place, aging in community and assisted living.

 


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AARP Fact Sheet: Expanding Implementation of Universal Design and Visitability Features in the Housing Stock
This fact sheet discusses universal design and visitability features that can improve residential safety and usability for older adults and people with disabilities.

AARP Fact Sheet: Housing Trust Funds
This AARP fact sheet provides an overview of housing trust funds. Housing trust funds provide financing and technical assistance to support affordable housing. Currently, at least 43 states and 600 cities have housing trust funds.

Building a Strategy: Create a Successful Housing Strategy and Tailor It to Your Community (Center for Housing Policy)
This resource from HousingPolicy.org provides a step-by-step guide to developing and implementing a successful housing strategy. The site is an online guide to state and local housing policy.

Livable New York Resource Manual: Sustainable Communities for all Ages – Housing
The Housing section of the Livable New York Resource Manual, produced by the New York Office for the Aging, offers useful examples of existing housing options for older adults and housing-related programs intended to keep older adults in their communities as they age.

Livable New York Resource Manual: Sustainable Communities for all Ages – Design
The Design section of the Livable New York Resource Manual, produced by the New York Office for the Aging, focuses on the impact universal design concepts have on the livability of homes and the community as a whole. This section also addresses key community design features that improve livability for all and encourage aging in place among older residents.

 

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Jane Hickie on Accessible Housing

What if all post-Sandy reconstruction focused on acccessible housing? Jane Hickie from the Stanford Longevity Center discusses disaster as an opportunity to scale solutions and transform a generation of architects and planners.

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