In addition to promoting physical and mental health, walkability supports independence for people of all ages and abilities. This brief provides Indiana funders with basic information about walkability and suggestions on how to improve walkability in their communities.
Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics at The Polis Center, discusses how Indiana foundations and their grantees can use community informatics (information and communication technologies).
Traditional home design practices have built barriers to aging in place into much of our housing supply. These structural barriers prevent older adults, as well as people of any age who have disabilities, from leading independent lives; visiting friends, relatives, and neighbors; and participating fully in their communities. This brief explores two approaches to design that incorporate accessibility features.
Civil legal services help low and moderate-income people with housing problems. Many times people don’t see their housing problems as legal problems.
Many low-income debtors are especially vulnerable to debt scams, including high up-front fees, penalties for early payoffs, inflated interest rates, and "deals" targeting senior citizens, low-income borrowers, and people with poor credit.