LeadingAge Members:

As you probably know, a category 4 hurricane ripped through Texas over the weekend, resulting in catastrophic damage and massive flooding in much of the coastal region in the state, including significant destruction in Houston. Many of our member communities were impacted.

According to the leaked documents, HUD is contemplating asking Congress for a $42 million cut to the Section 202 program, whose renewal funding need in fiscal year 2017 is $412 million. Funding for Service Coordinator renewals and Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts comprise the rest of the $505 million Section 202 account.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request For Information (RFI): Federal Government Interventions to Ensure the Provision of Timely and Quality Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) [CMS-2404-NC], scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Nov. 9, 2016 to seek public input on additional reforms and policy options the agency can consider to accelerate access to HCBS. 

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