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The latest information on operational, regulatory, legislative and legal issues relating to subsidized and market-rate senior housing.

Senior Housing: Why and How Do We Advocate?

Housing is a basic human need that growing numbers of elders and people with disabilities cannot afford.  LeadingAge and its members are the chief advocates for a strong federal role in affordable senior housing – development, preservation and management including housing with supportive services. The programs for which we have worked over several decades face a number of challenges. We continue to advocate for creative solutions to ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for our nation’s elders.

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No Government Shutdown For Now

The U.S. Congress now appears to be on track to keep government operations and programs in operation by passing a continuing resolution before the 2016 fiscal year begins on October 1, 2015. We expect this continuing appropriation to last through December 11. Fiscal 2016 challenges remain, including possible budget reconciliation and debt ceiling legislation.

Multifamily Transformation: LeadingAge Provides HUD with Member Feedback

As the transformation continues, LeadingAge shares member feedback and recommendations.

Disaster Preparedness Planning Toolkit from Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners has developed Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing, a robust and customizable toolkit specifically for multifamily housing providers nationwide.

The Revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook

On August 7, 2015, HUD issued the long-awaited Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook. Many of the changes impact how Section 8 contracts are administered, how rents are raised, and the rules around the use of the Rent Comparability Study (RCS). Here we expand on our earlier analysis of the major changes and impacts on non-profit member options and opportunities.

The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

Recent research points to the usefulness of mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, in reducing some of?the symptoms of diseases such as diabetes and depression.