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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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HUD Preservation Office Director Moving to Portland

Margaret Salazar, director of the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP), will leave her position this summer. Salazar, who will be moving to head up one of the hub offices on the West Coast, has worked closely with LeadingAge to address elderly housing preservation for Section 202 properties, including SPRAC implementation and project refinancing.

Rental Assistance Demonstration: GAO Report Indicates Favorable Response

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released information on initial conversions to project-based vouchers under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The GAO found that the property owners, PHAs, residents, housing organizations they spoke with generally viewed the RAD program as a useful tool for preserving affordable housing.

Flood Insurance: Coverage Limit Increased for Certain HUD Multifamily Buildings

On June 18, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a memorandum on the increase to the maximum coverage the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can offer to HUD Multifamily and Office of Residential Care Facilities (Other Residential) buildings containing 5 or more residential units.

What Are the Benefits of the LeadingAge-Recognized Insurance Program?

Aon Association Services, and their carrier partner Zurich, presented a webinar to discuss the program designed specifically for not-for-profit senior care providers. 

Energy and Water Savings in Multifamily Housing

Energy costs are a constant concern to any provider that houses people. Member examples demonstrate ways to reduce utility costs and create much needed space in their budgets come contract renewal time. HUD has recently expanded its Better Building Challenge, and implemented an incentive management add-on fee. And studies into the Green Retrofit Program (GRP), implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, found that building energy consumption was reduced by 18%, and water consumption by 26%.