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January 10, 2019 Comments Closed

Age-Friendly Housing Policy Scan

The ability of older adults to “age in place” in their home or community is influenced by a number of local policies, including those that shape services and supports in the home, physical design and accessibility of the home, as well as community features such as the availability of nearby services and amenities, affordable housing, and transportation options.

This Housing Policy Scan aims to:

  • Capture the nature of housing conditions for older adults in Miami-Dade County, through an analysis of relevant documents as well as through interviews with prominent housing advocates;
  • Showcase a series of best Practices in age-friendly housing policies that are particularly promising for addressing older adults’ housing needs, including information about locations within the US where the policies have been employed successfully;
  • Assess the current status of the Best Practices policies in Miami-Dade County and its five entitlement cities (Miami, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, and North Miami), and
  • Offer an advocacy strategy that local proponents of age-friendly housing policies can pursue to promote adoption of such policies.

Click here to view the full housing policy scan.

Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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