Housing plus Services
Housing plus services is an exciting component of affordable senior housing, offering low-income seniors more opportunity to remain independent and in their own homes.
LeadingAge is working with HUD and Congress to create more opportunities for expanding and researching housing with services. This section provides updates on these national efforts as well as examples of LeadingAge members who are implementing successful housing plus services models in their communities.
In addition, the Leading Age Center for Applied Research has been studying the role that housing plus services could play in meeting the growing need for health and long-term services and supports among low-income elders. You can check out the Center for Applied Research’s work in housing plus services.
Center for Applied Research Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research has received a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to conduct the first national effort to assess whether affordable housing settings can serve as effective platforms for meeting the health and long-term care needs of low-income older residents while helping to reduce care costs. More
Assisted Living: HUD Approves Contributions Greater than 40% for Voucher Recipients
Contributions greater than 40% are now permissible by those in assisted living receiving vouchers, according to Notice PIH 2012-40: Assisted Living Units in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, which implements changes that were advocated for by LeadingAge as part of the Section 202 reform bill passed in 2010. More