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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

We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our senior housing content.


Featured Content

LeadingAge Comments on Proposed Rule on Section 202 and 811 Programs, Service Coordination and ALCP

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 CCRC Expand into HCBS?

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.

Service Coordinator Funding: Latest Announcements and Updates

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the award of 39 new Service Coordinator grants totaling nearly $7.5 million. These grant awards have long been anticipated, as the applications were submitted in October of 2013 -- and that was already on a very delayed schedule. Also, a new listserv for service coordinators has also been created by HUD.

Resolution Honoring Service Coordinators Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

On Sept. 17, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) introduced H. Res. 729, a resolution to designate September 19 as National Service Coordinator Day. The move comes as the American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) celebrates 15 years of dedicated advocacy for and service to the profession of service coordination.

Service Coordinator Grant Extensions and/or Project-Based Funding

According to a recent update, properties with service coordinators should seek to budget-base their funding for greater stability.