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Other Housing Information

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HUD Preservation Office Director Moving to Portland

Margaret Salazar, director of the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP), will leave her position this summer. Salazar, who will be moving to head up one of the hub offices on the West Coast, has worked closely with LeadingAge to address elderly housing preservation for Section 202 properties, including SPRAC implementation and project refinancing.

Energy and Water Savings in Multifamily Housing

Energy costs are a constant concern to any provider that houses people. Member examples demonstrate ways to reduce utility costs and create much needed space in their budgets come contract renewal time. HUD has recently expanded its Better Building Challenge, and implemented an incentive management add-on fee. And studies into the Green Retrofit Program (GRP), implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, found that building energy consumption was reduced by 18%, and water consumption by 26%.

HUD Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Property Database

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its update to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property database, based on information collected annually from state housing finance agencies. This update includes properties placed in service in 2012, as well as revisions to previous years' data

Fiscal 2015 Housing Funding Similar in House and Senate

On June 5, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill similar to the measure previously approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. Although both measures provide a small increase in funding for Section 202 housing above the level available this year, we are concerned about the underfunding of Section 8 project-based rental assistance and the housing with supportive services demonstration program.

Disaster Resources: Preparedness, Response and Recovery

The following resources have been identified and compiled as being particularly useful for the elderly, their caregivers and/or aging services providers. We welcome feedback and suggestions on additional resources at any time. Please send comments to cbloom@leadingage.org.