Houston, Texas Print
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Lead Agency: City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services
Action Plan Download
Houston developed its action plan with a specific focus on public safety. The plan utilizes a number of studies and reports developed by Houston-area community groups, and uses them to evaluate current city programs through the lens of age-friendly policy. Houston's plan works to incorporate public safety elements to outdoor spaces, transportation, and housing for older adults, while improving on affordability, accessibility, and natural beauty within the city.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingEncourage more housing options through universal design, tax credits, and new zoning to allow for more housing varieties, smaller homes, and missing middle housing.
Health and Community ServicesMake it easier for older adults to enter into the healthcare system through "front door" intake and assessment lines, and streamline coordination between providers and caregivers once older adults are being treated.
TransportationEncourage safe, walkable, accessible, and affordable multimodal mobility options through new infrastructure design.