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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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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.

LGBT: April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month. Check out a number of recent articles highlighting issues and developments in the area of LGBT, including the creation of a new listserv on the topic.

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.

Free HUD Preservation Training for Affordable Senior Housing Owners

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), LeadingAge Georgia, and National Equity Fund (NEF) are sponsoring and hosting a free 2-day training for owners of affordable senior housing in May. Registration for the rescheduled HUD training on May 21 and 22 in Atlanta is now available. This training is based upon HUD's Partners in Housing: Basic and Advanced Preservation trainings that were taught throughout the country in 2012 and 2013.  

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. 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.