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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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Rural Housing Preservation Grants Announced by USDA

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program to assist eligible rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.

Section 202 Demo Rescinded and NHTF Money Eliminated by House Appropriations Committee

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed the FY16 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill on May 13. Make your voice heard by Contacting Congress on the THUD bill.

National Housing Trust Fund Rules Finalized

In January of 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an interim rule describing how money from the National Housing Trust Fund would be made available to states, and what work must be accomplished by the states before funds can be made available. That rule was finalized in March 2015, and preliminary accumulations of funds may become available for use as soon as early 2016.

The Advantages of Community Engagement

Imagine an environment in which your organization's human capital is harnessed to maximize performance, outcomes, and satisfaction. And imagine your greater community viewing your organization as the strategically relevant expert to all things senior. That's community engagement.

Service Coordinator eLOCCS Form Revisions Posted for Public Comment

On April 28, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a 60-day notice soliciting comments on modifications to one of the forms used in the Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing grant program.