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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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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.

PBCA Awards: New Contracts Begin Nationwide January 2014

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.  In June, HUD submitted a request for a rehearing.  In August, the court denied HUD's request for rehearing.

Multifamily Transformation: An Overview and Update

The second wave of MFT has started in the following offices: Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee. These offices will bestreamlined into one Midwest Region, with Chicago serving as the Regional Center and Minneapolis and Detroit serving as the Regional Satellite Offices. Asset  Management will continue to operate in the remaining field offices.

Large Loan Policies Revised by HUD

On Sept 4, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published housing notice H 2014-13 Revisions to Large Loan Risk Mitigation Policies, which revises large loans policy. This notice supersedes Notice H 2011-36 and Notice H 2014-03 providing HUD's underwriting standards for large multifamily loans above $25 million and/or which support projects exceeding unit thresholds.

PrezCat: A New Online Preservation Tool

PrezCat, a new online tool, allows affordable housing preservation stakeholders to search affordable housing preservation policies and programs and to identify data sources that are most relevant to their localized short and long-term needs.