Housing Plus Services
Housing plus services is an exciting component of affordable senior housing, offering low-income seniors more opportunity to remain independent and in their own homes.
LeadingAge is working with HUD and Congress to create more opportunities for expanding and researching housing with services. This section provides updates on these national efforts as well as examples of LeadingAge members who are implementing successful housing plus services models in their communities.
In addition, the Leading Age Center for Applied Research has been studying the role that housing plus services could play in meeting the growing need for health and long-term services and supports among low-income elders. You can check out the Center for Applied Research’s work in housing plus services.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has indicated that any service coordinator grant that will expire and run out of money on or before Dec. 31, 2015, should submit an extension request to the local field office by August 1. HUD is also processing renewals for grants that will expire through August, so any grantee in this category should submit their request/budget to the field office ASAP.
On April 28, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a 60-day notice soliciting comments on modifications to one of the forms used in the Service Coordinator in Multifamily Housing grant program.
All service coordinators working in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily assisted housing serving the elderly and/or people with disabilities must complete and submit the Semi-Annual Performance Report, form HUD-92456, which was recently updated to a fillable PDF format. While the technical due date for the completed report was April 30, 2015, HUD informs us that late reports will be fine and are still required. Service Coordinators having difficulties utilizing the newly posted fillable report form are encouraged to do their best and skip any section that poses a problem. Those who have already filed using a non-fillable form do not have to resubmit.
On Jan. 15, LeadingAge submitted 24 pages of comments in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed rule on reforming supportive housing and services for the elderly and person with disabilities.
Should your continuing care retirement community (CCRC) begin to offer home and community-based services (HCBS)? Peter Notarstefano, director of home and community-based services at LeadingAge, offers his perspective—as well as practical advice for making your decision and implementing an HCBS program.