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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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Fair Housing: HUD Finalizes Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the issuance of a major rule to affirmatively further fair housing. HUD has also taken the first steps to provide open data to grantees and the public on patterns of integration and segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, disproportionate housing needs, and disparities in access to opportunity.

Affordable Housing: A Special Listening Session in Boston

A special "listening session" for members to have a conversation with the LeadingAge Cabinet on the Future of Affordable Senior Housing will take place at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Boston this fall during the housing policy forum.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact Claims Under the Fair Housing Act

In a recent 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The Court, however, placed limitations on its application in practice that may give some comfort to wary providers.

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.