Save the Date: The AARP Livable Communities Conference
July 26, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Coming in August
The second installment of our Where We Live book series features more than 100 inspiring livability solutions from America’s community leaders.
… But If You Can’t Wait
Email us at and we’ll respond right away with a download link. By the way, the intriguing dancer (pictured) hails from West Virginia — and appears on page 133 of our book.
Livability News & Notes
Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in Rural America — People over age 65 make up a larger percentage of the population in rural communities and small towns than in the nation as a whole. These places also have a larger percentage of housing units built before 1940. Source: PD&R Edge ►
For Renters, the Housing Crisis Never Ended — Harvard University’s State of the Nation’s Housing report reveals where, and why, so many people just can’t pay the rent. Source: CityLab ►
It Takes a Village to Solve Homelessness — That’s why a Hawaii business leader is building a community with dozens of affordable homes for struggling families. Source: Next City ►
Events, Resources & More
Save the Date — The 5th annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference will be held in Dallas on November 14, 15 and 16. Registration opens in August and will be announced on our website, via Twitter, on Facebook and in the next issue of this newsletter.
Our Call for Proposals — If you want to attend the conference and present at the conference, we’re accepting session ideas. Learn More and Apply by August 14 ►
Speaking of our newsletter, the next issue will be published on August 24, at which time we’ll announce the winning recipients of the AARP Community Challenge. Until then we’ll be working on an update of our website, AARP. org/Livable, to make it more mobile-friendly. If you miss us too much, you can read the issues you may have missed by visiting the AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter Archive. ►