As an ever-increasing population continues to age and develop disabilities, community needs are changing as well. Housing is a major consideration for local government officials in terms of planning and community development. With this in mind, it is expected that there will be an increasing demand for more accessible housing in communities all over the nation. It will be up to local government officials to ensure they implement programs that serve to create inclusive, diverse, and sustainable communities that will address the long-term needs of the citizens. Visitability programs for the construction of single-family homes are being utilized by local governments as one way to achieve this goal. This paper is a policy analysis of one of the most far-reaching publicly mandated programs of this kind, the Visitability Code of the Village of Bolingbrook, Illinois, that was passed in June 2003, and now serves as a model of implementation and compliance.
"Assuring Accessible Housing: The Visitability Code of the Village of Bolingbrook,"
1, Article 5.
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