Plano will support the special housing needs of residents including seniors, people with disabilities, and low- to moderate-income households through inclusive regulations and programs and actions furthering the goals stated in the Consolidated Plan. Proposed locations for special housing needs should be afforded the same health and safety considerations as other housing.
Conduct a community needs assessment to identify and prioritize service demands and resources of the city’s residents.
Create affordable homeownership opportunities in Plano for income qualifying households including, but not limited to, homeownership assistance programs, construction of new housing, and rehabilitation of existing structures.
Support residents with special needs by providing financial assistance from federal, state, and local government grants to qualified social service agencies.
Provide programs to rehabilitate and improve existing housing occupied by low and moderate income households.
Review zoning regulations to provide reasonable opportunities for safe and healthy housing in support of special needs populations.
Identify methods to incorporate Universal Design practices and encourage their implementation in new housing projects and home renovations.