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Articles, analyses and general information about legislation and laws that relate to aging and the services that LeadingAge members offer.


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Low Income Housing Tax Credit Preservation: Legislation Would Make 9% Tax Credit Permanent

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced H.R. 1142 legislation that would make the 9% tax credit rate permanent for new construction projects.

Improving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rate Act Reintroduced in U.S. Senate

On May 5, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) reintroduced the Improving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rate Act (S. 1193).

Fiscal 2016 Federal Budget: Not Much Good News for Aging Services

The U.S. Congress finalized a budget plan for fiscal 2016 that would result in deep cuts in funding for home and community-based services and senior housing programs. The resolution would have less immediate impact on Medicare and Medicaid.

U.S. House of Representatives THUD Funding Bill Drastically Cuts Section 202 PRAC Program

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee released its 2016 funding bill, which drastically reduces the Section 202 account, cutting funds well below the $365 million that is necessary to renew existing PRAC contracts.

Why the Older Americans Act Matters

Next year will be important and symbolic for aging programs and services, as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the 50th anniversaries of Medicare and Medicaid and the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.