The National Housing Conference (NHC) is honored to co-host with AARP, “Building Livable Communities for All Generations,” an in-person and online event on October 31 at the National Press Club. We will discuss the importance of creating communities that are safe, accessible, and inclusive for all ages and backgrounds. This forum will delve into the principles of livable communities, exploring how they enhance personal independence, allow individuals to age comfortably and safely in their homes, and provide opportunities for all residents, regardless of background and ability, to engage fully in civic, economic, and social life.
During the forum, AARP will unveil its latest iteration of the AARP Livability Index™ platform, a dynamic tool assessing neighborhood livability nationwide. Be among the first to hear about this year’s top-performing communities and other insights about community livability gleaned from AARP Livability Index data. Then, hear from experts and community leaders as they discuss innovative strategies and best practices that can transform neighborhoods, towns, and cities into thriving, inclusive spaces where everyone can flourish.
The AARP Livability Index platform is a perfect companion to NHC’s Paycheck to Paycheck database. Affordability and livability are essential components of what makes our communities home. The Paycheck to Paycheck database, previously updated only on a quarterly basis, now offers an annual snapshot of housing affordability across the country through year over year data comparisons. This snapshot sheds light on the growing impact of rising housing costs on homebuyers and renters. The new data tool shows the income needed to purchase a typically priced home increased in 96% of the tracked homeownership markets in June 2023 compared to June 2022. The average cost for a two-bedroom rental rose by 10% or more in 56% of the markets studied.
NHC will be committing more time and resources to the needs of seniors through the coming years. As Baby Boomers age, the housing needs of seniors will be a growing focus of housing policy throughout the country. We need to ensure that we have the resources to address these needs, and that we create and support environments that are safe, accessible, and inclusive for all ages and backgrounds. There are no fees associated with this event, but space is limited! Click here to learn more about this forum and register today.