With limited supply and high costs, AARP Ohio is promoting affordable housing initiatives across the state, such as revised zoning laws to allow accessory dwelling units.
We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. AARP launched the Community Challenge in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability for all. We are excited to announce the program is back in 2021 for its fifth year and is currently accepting applications online through April 14, 8:00 p.m. ET.
AARP Ohio released written testimony, along with the following statement from State Director Holly Holtzen, PhD, on House Bill 606 and Senate Bill 308, companion legislation bills under consideration this week in the Ohio House of Representatives Civil Justice Committees and the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee:
AARP Cincinnati has worked with Cincinnati Parks to open an AARP sponsored fitness park that is designed for people of all ages. AARP Vice President of the Office of Community Engagement, Maureen Pierce-Smile, Mayor John Cranley, and Cincinnati Parks Director, Wade Walcutt will welcome members of the community to the new park on Saturday, August 10th at 11AM in Jacob Hoffner Park (map).
Team Better Block engages communities by planning and orchestrating short-term local events to temporarily improve the physical and economic environment on a specific city block. Through participatory workshops, the team helps the community generate ideas about how to build on their city’s assets to improve public space.
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