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.
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.
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.
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 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%.