AARP and AARP Foundation are pleased to announce the Future of Housing, a new initiative designed to bring awareness to and find innovative solutions for the housing challenges that people are experiencing across the United States. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, AARP is hosting a roundtable on December 2 to address these important issues. The event will bring together a diverse group of industry, policy, and community leaders from the private and public sectors to develop a collective vision for meeting America’s housing affordability and accessibility needs over the next several decades. The outcome will be to develop a list of actions that key stakeholders can take to address this crucial need.
Finding affordable housing is a struggle many Americans face, and the number of people coping with this challenge is growing. Housing, the cornerstone of the American dream, determines a sense of “home” and community. It also affects quality of life, access to health care, transportation, other vital services and the ability to age gracefully and independently. Is there enough public awareness about this growing critical need? Who is championing the demand for more affordable housing and what solutions are now part of public dialogue? The Atlantic will convene a public forum to discuss whether a new kind of housing bubble is starting to simmer and what options are emerging to address this growing urgency for many Americans.
The Atlantic Housing for Tomorrow Forum
For more information about this event, visit www.theatlantic.com/housingfortomorrow.
Dec. 2 Live Webcast (forthcoming)
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