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. LeadingAge Submits Feedback to CMS Innovation Center (CMMI)

    The CMMI RFI focused on empowering beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. The Innovation Center stated it is interested in testing models in the following eight focus areas: (1) Increased ...

  2. House and Senate Letter in Support of Private Activity Bonds, 4% Housing Credits, and Advance Refunding

    The full Senate is expected to take up its tax bill the week of November 27. The letter, which advocates should encourage their Senate and House Republican members to sign onto, asks Congressional leadership to protect private activity bond (PABs) financing and advance refunding bonds in any final tax bill.  The ...

  3. Tax Reform Bills Harm Affordable Housing

    The House bill ends the 4% LIHTC program by ending the tax exemption for private activity bonds. Using multifamily housing bonds, a type of private activity bond, is the only way to trigger use of 4% LIHTCs. Ending one ends the other. Nationally, more than 50% of all LIHTC transactions were through 4% LIHTCs (the remaining were ...

  4. Annual Adjustment Factors for 2018 Go Into Effect Immediately

    The AAF factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes. AAFs established in the November 8 Federal Register notice are used to adjust contract rents for units in certain Section 8 housing ...

  5. Mandatory Use of Capital Needs Assessment Tool (CNA e Tool) Begins

    The Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) e-Tool automates and standardizes the preparation, submission and review of a capital needs assessment. Its use became mandatory starting November 1, 2017