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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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LeadingAge Members Meet with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro

A group of LeadingAge housing members and staff met with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro in late October to discuss issues important to America’s elderly population. 

HUD Releases Report: Opting-In, Opting-Out a Decade Later

HUD has published Opting In, Opting Out a Decade Later, which updates a 2006 research report addressing why HUD-assisted properties leave the affordable market. Specifically, the report focused on Section 8 project-based rental assistance and the Section 236 and 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR) mortgage subsidy programs.

Paycheck to Paycheck Report: Can Workers Afford to Live Where LeadingAge Providers Are?

Paycheck to Paycheck is comprised of an online, interactive database and accompanying report prepared by the Center for Housing Policy, the research  division of the National Housing Conference, that compares wages for selected occupations with the income needed to buy or rent a home.

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.

HUD Issues Warning About Unauthorized Repayment of Owner Advances

In August and September, many HUD offices issued announcements warning that owners who make or take distributions from project funds in violation of their business agreements with HUD may be subject to both civil and criminal penalties, as well as administrative sanctions, such as debarment from participating in federal programs.