Housing Seniors in Rural America

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June 5, 2012 - June 6, 2012

The Housing Assistance Council is sponsoring the event, which will include the following topics:

  • Aging in place.
  • Housing and services.
  • Preservation.
  • Funding, including: RHS and HUD funding under Section 202 and tax credits.
  • Proposed policies for the Section 202 program.
  • Home repairs and modification programs and practices.
  • Green housing.
  • Advocacy strategies and practices. 
The workshop, Housing Seniors in Rural America, Resources, Advocacy, and Practice, only costs $50.00 and is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.  

LeadingAge member, Cathedral Square Corporation, and LeadingAge Vermont are co-sponsoring the event.


About the Housing Assistance Council

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is the pre-eminent public policy, advocacy, training and technical assistance and below market interest lending organization for housing and community development in rural America concentrating primarily on low and modest income families.  

They were awarded a generous grant by the Atlantic Philanthropies to address the issues of an aging rural population. Under the grant HAC established a Rural Senior Housing Initiative (RSH) with the goal of improving the quality, safety and availability of affordable rural housing for low- and very-low income seniors. 

RSH is working to build the capacity of local organizations to meet the increasing housing needs of an increasing senior population.  Their plan has a goal of building, preserving, or rehabilitating some 500 homes and apartments.

The winter edition of HAC’s publication Rural Voices was devoted entirely to affordable housing for seniors as a critical concern as the rural population ages, addressing issues around both single family and multifamily rental housing, including an article written by LeadingAge staff, Nancy Libson and Dr. Robyn Stone about Housing with Services.