Policy 4

Expand housing options to meet the needs of the County’s seniors who wish to age in place.

  • HN4.1 - Encourage new housing development to incorporate universal design features by providing incentives through the zoning ordinance, reduction in permit fees, tax credits, streamlined permit review, and other tools.

  • HN4.2 - Encourage universal design renovations by providing grants and loans to enable residents to modify existing dwelling units by removing architectural barriers, adapting units, installing handicap accessories, and adding accessory apartments. Potential grant funding could be established through nonprofits or through DHCD with assistance from social service agencies.

  • HN4.3 - Educate nonprofit organizations and the senior community on the programs and services available to assist those who choose to age in place.