Plus: Rethink What Makes a Great Roommate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
March 13, 2019 
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Rethink What Makes a Great Roommate
Many older adults own homes with rooms to spare and could use some help around the house. Young, helpful renters need affordable and safe places to live. The two are finding one another.
Rethink Student Housing
Some talented, wise-beyond-their-years college students are living the life of retirees by moving into senior living communities. The unique arrangement is praised by both age groups.
Events, Resources & More
Creating Housing That’s Affordable — Owning or renting a suitable home is out of financial reach for many households. The National Association of Home Builders’ “Housing for All” resources examine and explain how state and local policies and incentives are being used to make housing more affordable. Source: ►
Strengthening CommunitiesResilience Matters is a free, downloadable e-book featuring articles and ideas from a broad range of livability and community experts. Source: Island Press ►
Paying Taxes — IRS-certified volunteers are on call in locations nationwide to help low- to moderate-income taxpayers prepare and file their tax returns. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required. Source: AARP Foundation Tax‑Aide ►
More from AARP Livable Communities:
Location, Location, Location! The programs featured in the first two articles of this issue come from Where We Live: Communities for All Ages and Making Room: Housing for a Changing America. If you haven’t done so already, download or order these free AARP publications.
The 2019 AARP Challenge Is On! Learn how your community or nonprofit organization can apply for an AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant to fund a project related to housing, transportation, smart cities or public spaces.