One of the things I love and value most about College Park is that it is truly multi-generational. From our youngest residents to our most senior, our neighborhoods are diverse, vibrant, and active places. A key to maintaining this vibrancy is enhancing services and supports to residents as they age, so that they may, if they wish, comfortably stay in their homes and make such key contributions to our neighborhoods. Should a senior decide that they no longer wish to live at their home, the City of College Park must have an ample supply of high-quality senior housing available. And it goes without saying that supports and services (such as recreational opportunities, transportation, and adaptations to homes) must be available.
Increasing city support for Attick Tower. Attick Tower, which is owned and operated by the College Park Housing Authority independently of the City of College Park, is urgently in need of repairs and renovations. Residents of Attick Tower deserve high-quality affordable housing. If re-elected I will ensure that funds are provided for needed repairs and renovations.
Supporting Senior Services and the College Park Senior Services Department. In the next term I will support increased resources to the City's senior services, including for funding dedicated to help seniors be able to make needed repairs and adaptive renovations to stay in their homes. I will support increased staff for case management, improved transportation for those seniors with limited mobility, and social and community activities.
Create and expand assistance programs. With the may allow the City to provide new and expanded programs such, to provide low-interest or no-interest loans for adaptations to homes to make them more accessible; help residents on fixed incomes afford mortgage or rental payments.