West Hollywood, California Print
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Lead Agency: The City of West Hollywood
Action Plan Download
West Hollywood developed its action plan to help the city evolve as "a community where aging is embraced, and where people can remain in the housing of their choice for as long as they choose, regardless of age, income, or ability level." The plan builds on the city's existing policies and programs, such as arts and cultural events, lifespan-friendly housing, senior services, and other approaches to wellness, while responding to the demographic trend of people living longer and wanting to age independently in their homes.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationIncrease pedestrian crosswalk safety through longer walk signals, pedestrian islands with crosswalk cue buttons, and additional no-right-turn on red rules.
HousingRehabilitate aging housing stock by addressing outdated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, while adding adaptive elements like ramps, grab bars, lighting, and security systems.
Communication and InformationCombat social isolation by identifying older adult needs through community groups and organizations, and develop one-on-one support systems that help older residents ask for help in positive and productive ways.
Progress Report Download
West Hollywood's age-friendly progress report includes work in the 8 Domains of Livability, along with public safety and emergency preparedness, and Alzheimer's and dementia. The city developed a framework to launch the first guaranteed income (GI) pilot in the nation for older adults. West Hollywood has worked to expand its social safety network with a sustained focus on promoting and safeguarding the health of older adults and agency staff who serve this population. The city rapidly shared information on resources, testing and vaccination sites to ensure that the city's network of contracted providers was best positioned to meet the urgent needs of older adults during the pandemic. The community also received a state grant to support capital and operating costs to convert the Holloway Motel into an interim housing program for adults, which goes hand in hand with the city's Inclusionary housing policy that continues to lead production of affordable housing units.