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Livable Communities | AARP Public Policy Institute

AARP_Livable_GraphicAARP seeks to improve older adults’ quality of life by promoting the development of safe, accessible and vibrant environments often called livable communities. Livable communities policies address issues such as land use, housing, transportation and broadband — all of which facilitate aging in place.

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Alabama Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Application

alAlabama Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides income support for households unable to pay their utility bills due to income being below program guidelines. The program offers priority to low-income households with elderly, disabled, or infants. The program provides its benefits through community action agencies. Some local non-profit agencies also participate in Alabama LIHEAP. These agencies have offices throughout the state.

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Accessible Alabama Podcasts on iTunes

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Description: Executive Director, Kevin Braswell, interviews Auburn resident, Eric Peebles, about his difficulties finding housing in Alabama.. To learn more, click here.

Disability Funding Consulting

DFC_LogoPhilanthropic Consulting with a primary focus on Disability Funding, Healthcare, Int’l Development and Human Rights and Philanthropic Fundraising. For more information, click here.

Finding Haylee a home – and a family

HayleyMaking a Difference: Donna and Judson Emens took it upon themselves to help a young girl with cerebral palsy, forming their own special family in Tuscumbia, Ala. NBC News’ Clare Duffy reports. To watch the video, click here.

Jefferson County Housing Shelter Plus Care (S+C)

Shelter Plus Care (S+C) is a program designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons who have a serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, or with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or related diseases), or any combination of those disabilities, who are living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g. streets) or in an emergency shelter. To learn more, click here.