Berkeley, California Print
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Lead Agency: University of California, Berkeley
Institute of higher education
Berkeley developed its action plan by committing to address concerns like high cost of living and lack of affordable housing, limited and unreliable public transportation systems, widespread homelessness, limited options for subsidized services for moderate income individuals, and insufficient affordable and desirable out-of-home assisted living. Berkeley commits to developing complete neighborhoods with a mix of affordable housing types, better transportation options, and access to healthy foods, schools, retail, employment, community services, parks and recreation options.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesBroaden access to dental care to low-income and vulnerable older adults.
HousingEducate older adults on renters' rights and strategies to qualify for subsidized market- and below market-rate housing through online and in-person resources at senior centers.
TransportationImprove pedestrian safety to common destinations through well-marked 'safe routes,' adding large print signs, better lighting and smoother sidewalks.