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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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Section 8: Renewal Guide Proposed Changes Posted; Member Comments Requested

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has posted proposed changes to its guidance for renewing expiring Section 8 contracts. LeadingAge urges members to provide feedback to LeadingAge staff. We are seeking member insights into specific proposed changes. The deadline has been extended by 2 weeks for comments, which are now due to HUD by May 14.

IRS Publishes Final Rules on ACA Employer Responsibility Penalties

The final regulations published by the IRS regarding shared responsibility requirements, while similar to the proposed rules, address questions posed by employers trying to figure out how to practically apply the ACA’s employer shared responsibility requirements. This ACA provision focuses on requiring “large” employers.

Call to Action: Building A Housing Agenda For Older New Yorkers

“Call to Action: Building A Housing Agenda For Older New Yorkers,” a new report from LeadingAge, calls for aging to be a priority in the development, regulation and preservation of affordable housing with a supportive service network to encourage safe and healthy community living.

LeadingAge Conducts Capitol Hill Briefing on Affordable Housing for Seniors

LeadingAge and the Elderly Housing Coalition hosted an informative 1-hour briefing targeted at Capitol Hill staffers to highlight the nexus between affordable housing and supportive services, as a rational way to address the needs of low-income seniors.

LGBT: April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month. Check out a number of recent articles highlighting issues and developments in the area of LGBT, including the creation of a new listserv on the topic.