GUIDING PRINCIPLE

HOUSING OPTIONS

Provide a range of housing options to meet the needs of a diverse and intergenerational community...

The range and quality of housing options offered to residents significantly impact the community’s quality of life. Housing options influence household spending and the safe and convenient connection to jobs, schools, daily services, and recreation. The availability of well-located housing reduces transportation impacts and improves the health of the environment. Housing options also impact economic development opportunities by providing a range of housing types attractive to employers and the workforce. 

Design and placement of housing should address the needs of the community. Neighborhoods should be comprised of a diverse mix of housing sizes, types, and tenures (ownership and rental) to meet the differing needs of current and future residents across age and income ranges throughout the County. Housing should be age-friendly, address the needs across the lifecycle of its residents, and afford the County’s citizens the opportunity to remain within the County as their needs and preferences change.

Did you know?
According to the US Census Bureau's American FactFinder, in Pinellas County, the number of one-person households is on the rise, increasing approximately 7.4% b/w 2000 and 2015. These households made up an estimated 37.7% of occupied housing units in 2015.
- US Census Bureau, American FactFinder
Age-Friendly communities
"The [age-friendly] designation entails a commitment to making the community a livable place for people to work, play and age. Goals include ensuring the community is safe and secure, has affordable housing and transportation options, provides easy access to health facilities and offers supportive services. The program also encourages neighborhood designs that promote walking, biking, and exercise."
- AARP, Making Communities More Age-Friendly
What makes a community livable?
"A livable community is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Once in place, those resources enhance personal independence, allow residents to age in place, and foster their engagement in the community's civic, economic, and social life." - AARP POLICY BOOK -
- AARP Livability Roadmap & Policy Book

HOUSING OPTIONS EXAMPLES...

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SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED

Image of Attached Single Family Houses

SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED

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Multi-Family Housing

INNOVATIVE HOUSING

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