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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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New Senior Housing Refinancing Waivers Detailed in HUD Memos

With the release of new memoranda, HUD has taken concrete steps to address and resolve conflicting requirements between FHA programs used for refinancing and program characteristics in existing properties.

HUD Proposed Rule Would Replace Previous Participation Certification (2530) Process

A proposed rule, published in the August 10 Federal Register, proposes to replace the current previous participation regulations in their entirety.  Comments on this proposal, which is also known as the 2530 process, are due October 8.

Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook Updated

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the newly revised Section 8 renewal guide, with a publication date of Aug. 5, and effective date of Nov. 1, 2015. This guidance will apply to renewal and amend rent packages received by the Department (or post-marked) November 5, 2015 or later.

Fair Housing: Ensuring Equal Access

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released specific guidance on July 13 to help avoid discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans in multifamily insured and assisted housing.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage: Questions Remain

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Obergefell vs. Hodges that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states. The discussion has a wide range of implications for aging services providers and we anticipate additional guidance over the coming months from federal and state agencies to help navigate the changing landscape.