Yarmouth Forum to Discuss Present, Future of Housing

YARMOUTH – Age-Friendly Yarmouth will hold a housing forum next month to discuss the current status of housing and planning for the future.

The community group works to promote inter-generational involvement and active aging in a town that is welcoming to people of all ages.

The forum will focus on how to maximize current infrastructure while planning ahead to develop strategies for expanding housing availability and affordability.

“It comes back to the need to talk about these very important issues of housing, caregiving and transportation,” said Kathi Bailey, the director of Senior Services in Yarmouth. “In the town of Yarmouth we think it’s a condition to be concerned about for all ages.”

Staff from the town of Yarmouth will present the current status of housing in town and help residents to be aware of what services and housing options are currently available.

Local Stakeholders will also discuss creative solutions in housing, including smart housing, models for congregate housing and shared housing from the perspective of both home owners and home seekers.

“This one is definitely tailored to all of the people that live in Yarmouth, or anywhere on Cape Cod for that matter, and the professionals that have anything to do with housing,” said Bailey.

The forum is designed for everyone from residents to policy makers, builders and remodelers, real estate professionals, housing service providers, non-profit leaders and lenders and financial managers.

“We’re going to get everyone on the same page and then we want to build some new solutions for the future,” Bailey said.

The forum is Thursday, March 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Yarmouth Senior Center.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register email agefriendlyyarmouth@gmail.com or call 508-394-7606 extension 1330.

By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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