Minneapolis, Minnesota Print
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Lead Agency: Minneapolis Access and Outreach
Action Plan Download
Minneapolis developed its action plan by identifying the three initial priority areas of housing, transportation, and health and wellness. The plan aims to affirm and improve all housing options for Minneapolis residents as they age, strengthen, and promote safe transportation options that meet the needs of all Minneapolis residents, and expand participation of older adults in health and wellness initiatives throughout the community.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingProvide new housing options for a variety of desires, needs, and budgets by supporting new housing models like ADUs.
TransportationGrow transportation options by expanding rideshare, repealing regulations that inhibit certain volunteer- and membership-based transportation organizations and initiatives from operating, and implementing best practice models like Complete Streets.
Health and Community ServicesPrevent patient decline associated with hospitalization by improving post-discharge follow-up and increasing support for home visiting services.
Progress Report Download
Minneapolis' age-friendly progress report focused on three main areas: housing, transportation and health and wellness. Minneapolis made headway in expanding affordable housing throughout its wards. The community also implemented ADU-friendly zoning updates and initiated an upcoming planning processes to address future housing affordability and accessibility concerns. Within the transportation domain, the community made several policy changes, including launching a Safe Streets initiative, a Vision Zero plan, ride-sharing offerings and support for multi-modal and accessible transportation options. In the realm of health and wellness, the city implemented physical health programs and provided technical and financial assistance through a "Block Nurse Program" designed to help older adults living at home during the COVID-19 crisis.