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. Elderly Housing Coalition Supports Housing Credit Expansion

    In a July 31 letter, the Elderly Housing Coalition asks Senators to co-sponsor S. 548, the Affordable Housing Credit Expansion and Improvement Act.  The bill, Elderly Housing Coalition members say, would make ...

  2. RAD for Section 202 & Full Renewal Funding in Senate Bill

    Together, these three pieces of the Senate’s HUD bill represent a victory for affordable housing for older adults. The Senate’s HUD FY18 bill rejects the Administration’s requests to freeze rents for private owners of HUD-subsidized communities and increase rents for residents, while also fully funding ...

  3. Committee Adopts “RAD for PRAC” Authority

    A RAD expansion would allow interested 202/PRAC communities to convert their rental assistance to the Section 8 platform, through which the communities can leverage private capital to preserve their affordable housing over the long-term. “This is a small change in the way HUD operates that can make a big difference ...

  4. Timely Insights from HUD Multifamily DAS

    During a discussion with LeadingAge and a coalition of other housing provider, HUD staff gave timely updates on a range of topics. Among the most significant issues, the status of service coordinator grant funding for FY17,   After more than seven months without funding: HUD ...

  5. TRACS Release 2.0.3.A Delayed

    The Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) Release 2.0.3.A has been delayed to 2018. It was previously scheduled for completion on October 31, 2017, but will now be available according to this new timeline: Feb. 1, 2018 Transition begins May 31, 2018 Transition ends June 1, 2018 TRACS ...