Save HUD 202

Save HUD 202

HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program brings affordable housing with service coordination to almost 400,000 very low-income older adults. A large and rapidly expanding population of low-income older adults faces the dual challenges of finding affordable, quality housing that can accommodate changing needs as we grow older.

Unfortunately, the realities of federal funding constraints and budget caps mean that preserving existing affordable housing is under threat and that expanding housing assistance to more older adults seems very difficult. Today, millions of older adults eligible for affordable housing do not have access to it because the programs are at capacity.

The goals for this campaign are simple: preserve every 202 home we have, and bring affordable housing to every older adult who needs it.

Recent Activity

  1. HUD Funding, By the Numbers

    The House's HUD funding bill for FY18 passed the House in mid-September and the Senate bill came out of the Senate Appropriations Committee in late July. Both bills provide sufficient, and significantly increased compared to FY17 enacted levles, for the Section 202 account. But, not all HUD programs fared so well, especially ...

  2. Key Tool: RAD for PRAC Backgrounder

    This new resource tool explains why RAD for PRAC is needed and spells out where the Senate and House HUD appropriations bills stand on RAD for PRAC. For fiscal year 2018, HUD requested Congress to expand the RAD program to include PRAC communities. We are pleased that both the House-passed HUD appropriations bill ...

  3. Time to Enact Housing Credit Bills

    Bills in the House and Senate would expand and strengthen Housing Credits. We must show significant support for the bills to have them included in any tax reform package. Co-sponsorship of the bills is a clear way to show Congressional support. Urge Co-Sponsorship of House and Senate Housing Credit Bills Call ...

  4. Working with the ACTION Campaign

    LeadingAge is working with the ACTION Campaign to expand the Housing Credit by 50%, help the Housing Credit better serve extremely low-income older adults, and improve it as a housing preservation tool (Housing Credits are used to preserve aging Section 202 communities ...

  5. HUD Responds to Recent Hurricanes

    LeadingAge has been in close contact with HUD staff, and is working to proactively support member recovery efforts.  In conjunction with National Church Residences, a "Hurricane ...