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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.

Multifamily Transformation: An Overview and Update

Congress has endorsed all aspects of the multifamily transformation with one exception involving Asset Management. According to an April 4 statement from the office of the deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing, asset management staff will continue to work at their current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) multifamily locations, but other aspects of the plan will move forward.

PBCA Update: Court of Appeals Rules Against HUD

On March 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the lawsuit on the performance-based contract administration (PBCA) case. HUD has yet to issue a public statement of its intentions moving forward. For now, status quo continues at the state contracting and project-based interaction level. 

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.

25 Priorities for Office of Multifamily Housing in 2014

In early March, the Office of Multifamily Housing released a 7-page memorandum from Deputy Assistant Secretary Ben Metcalf, announcing the establishment of the new Program Administration Office (PAO), a team designed to provide policy support to the DAS and to make multifamily programs and services "more responsive to stakeholder feedback and to approach policy development in a more strategic and transparent manner."