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Action Plan Download
Multnomah County and the city of Portland developed their action plan in collaboration with the Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners, unanimously adopted 10 action areas as part of their platform. The plan focuses on making sure the county has structures and services that are accessible and inclusive of older adults with varying needs and abilities, and emphasizes enablement rather than disablement.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingIncrease the supply of housing by encouraging innovation in zoning to allow for additional ADU and shared housing options.
Health and Community ServicesCoordinate with trained volunteers and former healthcare professionals to deliver home healthcare, while providing social services through new health systems.
HousingCreate more spaces for social interactions in and near housing developments, particularly in parts of the city that are park deficient.