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Tuscaloosa, AL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital Connectivity for Disasters

Description: CSP will host digital literacy skills classes for people age 50 and older. Participants will learn how to access disaster and emergency information apps, as well as cyber security best practices and the basics of using devices.

Hauula, HI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital Connectivity for Disasters

Description: This project will invite older adults to participate in emergency preparedness training. Lessons will include how to create an emergency plan and how to secure connection to the internet.

South Charleston, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital Connectivity for Disasters

Description: This project will distribute solar-powered chargers and emergency preparedness packs to older adults. The organization will also offer internet skills training to help residents access disaster relief resources online.

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Eugene, OR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Accessory dwelling units, tiny homes and manufactured housing

Description: SquareOne Villages constructed two ADA-compliant tiny houses at Emerald Village Eugene, a permanently affordable tiny home co-op. The 1.1 acre location features 22 tiny houses, ranging in size from 160- to 288-square-feet. Each contains a kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping and living areas. Private donations and in-kind contributions by local architects, builders and others funded the project, with future residents contributed their labor during construction. As a result, construction costs came to around 55,000 per unit, including the price of the land. The monthly cost to residents ranges from 200 to 300 and covers utilities, maintenance, operating costs and common spaces. As members of a housing cooperative, the residents own shares in the village, enabling each to receive some money if they choose to move out. To promote diverse housing options, organization also hosted two workshops on accessory dwellings unit in Eugene.

Veneta, OR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the Fern Ridge Public Library were determined to offer a safe outdoor space for residents to congregate. When a large, centuries-old Heritage Oak tree fell on library grounds, they took the opportunity to construct a courtyard, enlisting local artists to create benches from the tree's wood. To make the space inviting, volunteers planted native Oregonian plants and laid down gravel to create an accessible pathway. What had been a weed-covered yard became a peaceful seating area for casual meetings, quiet reading and public performances.

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