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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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Project-Based Section 8 Housing: Transferring Budget Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice that explains how and when owners who find themselves with properties that are perhaps beyond repair, or for other reasons not suitable for continued Section 8 subsidy assistance may transfer the Section 8 contract, or a part of the contract, to another more suitable property. 

Combining Section 8 HAP Contracts

On September 18, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a memo providing guidance on combining Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts by mutual agreement between the owner and HUD.  This option is of particular relevance to owners who are refinancing.

Notice of Funding Availability for Section 515 Preservation Demonstration

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a Notice of Funding Availability for the Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Revitalization Demonstration program.

5 Questions You Should Ask About Your Healthcare Workforce

Developing a workforce involves strategic planning and dedicated resources to create desired business and clinical outcomes. Given the issues faced by healthcare organizations today, a wide range of solutions is necessary to address their vast workforce development needs.

Send Us Your Comments on Proposed Section 202, ALCP and Service Coordinator Program Regulations

On October 7, 2014, a Federal Register notice was issued for public comment on changes to the  Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly (Section 202) and Persons With Disabilities (Section 811) programs, and included proposed program regulations for the Service Coordinator and Assisted Living Conversion Program, too. Comments are due December 8, and LeadingAge urges members with an interest in development and/or the Service Coordinator programs to take a look and share their thoughts.