Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 361 7 Housing - Action Plan Why it’s a priority The Current State - By the numbers Goal: Older adults have ample options for safe, high- quality, and accessible independent housing. Objectives: This goal focuses on 1) increasing independent housing options, 2) finding ways to make it possible for older adults to age in their own home, and 3) enabling older adults to afford homes on a fixed income that are centrally located in relation to services, such as public transportation and grocery stores. Implementation: The implementation guide for this goal considers intergenerational housing options, development of new properties, and public-private partnerships. Older adults living in Eagle County face numerous challenges when it comes to housing, including: a lack of affordable housing, a lack of variety in housing equipped to serve older adults, and a lack of assisted living options. Currently, affordable housing opportunities in Eagle County are becoming less prevalent and, in some cases, are being pushed farther and farther away from community hubs and services. Additionally, many of the options for affordable housing do not address older adult needs or align with universal design or visitability standards. 54 percent of older adults in the region do not own their housing free and clear. Only 16 percent of Eagle County older adults think the availability of affordable, quality housing is good or excellent. 54% 16% Information gathered from: Northwest Colorado Council of Governments. 201 1. Rural Resort Region Gap Analysis of Services for an Aging Population. Boulder, CO: National Research Center, Inc. Eagle County Public Health Aging Well Initiative Key Informant Interviews Hispanidad. 2015. Eagle County Public Health Hispanic Senior Research Summary of Findings. Eagle, CO. 2 Housing is considered affordable if a family spends no more than 30 percent of its gross income on housing costs such as rent and utilities or a mortgage, taxes, and utilities. Eagle County uses Area Median Income (AMI) to calculate the dollar amount considered affordable for rental and purchase rates.