It is important that all San Diegans have housing choices available to meet their individual needs. The population of older adults is growing, and it is imperative to prepare for this demographic shift through housing options that help seniors live closer to services and amenities as they become less mobile. Housing options within village areas should meet a variety of needs and ability levels to decrease reliance on single occupancy vehicles, especially for those with limited mobility.
There are many accessible features that can be incorporated into new units at little to no additional cost. Increased lighting options, hardware that is easily operated with limited use of hand muscles, and strategically located outlets can all increase in-unit accessibility, making homes safer and more comfortable for residents of all ages and abilities. See below for examples of in-unit accessibility features: