VISITABILITY – Visit-a-bil-i-ty (n)
The ability to visit or be visited
What is the Sonoma County Visitability Project?
The SCVP is a group of housing and accessibility advocates, real state agents, developers and elected officials committed to increasing the supply of “visitable” new houses, apartments, duplexes and other privately funded housing developments in Sonoma County. Through collaboration, education and public media campaigns SCVP promotes voluntary inclusion of the few basic, inexpensive structural features that make a home visitable, and more livable, for everyone.
Sonoma County is facing an unprecedented need for housing. The already scarce housing situation was made much worse by the fires October 2017 fires. Now is an opportune time to build age-friendly housing that can be accessed by everyone. Rebuilding efforts should have visitability as a main goal of theirs.
What can I do to make my home more accessible?
From the very beginning of planning for a new house or apartment complex, the three features of Visitability should be included. If you are looking for housing for yourself ask your agent if the property you are considering has visitability features in it or if they can be added.
Interested in learning more?
For more information get in touch with one of the SCVP agencies or personnel.
DSLC – Lake Kowell
521 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 528-2745 : firstname.lastname@example.org
(707) 795-0515 : SoCoVisitability@gmail.com
North Bay Business Journal – Article