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Age-Friendly DC Action Plan Highlights Positioned in the DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Age-Friendly DC has aligned with 20 agencies across DC government who report results about progress to the Mayors City Administrator. Over 100 community organizations are actively helping to change DC into an easier city in which to grow older. Age-Friendly DC has succeeded in making sidewalk repairs as important as roadway upkeep. Long term care workforce training and licensure among 50 year old persons living in public housing should be a priority across the nation, as it is in DC, where 20 want to work to make ends meet and/or achieve purposeful living.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingIncrease the supply of affordable housing for older adults by reviewing ADU zoning restrictions, and providing consumer-facing inventories of older adult housing options.
Health and Community ServicesCompensate low-income, unpaid caregivers of Medicaid-eligible residents for respite care.
Health and Community ServicesDCs Citywide Family Medical Leave Act was implemented in 2020, (funded with DC businesses pooled resources) to provide paid time off for new parents and the caregivers of disabled residents, with the enthusiastic support Age-Friendly DC.