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HUD: December, January Renewals Must Rely on Reserves

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The federal government shutdown has struck the U.S. House and Urban Development Department (HUD) faster than expected. HUD did not renew 650 rental assistance contracts up for renewal in December, and there are an additional 500 contracts up for renewal in January that will not be renewed. 

Tell Congress: Fund HUD, End Shutdown

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Section 202 communities will not see their December 2018 and January 2019 contracts renewed because of the partial federal government shutdown. HUD expects Section 202 provider to rely on their reserves to cover expenses during the shutdown, which could have grave consequences on older adults who rely on these programs. WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Affordable Housing Funding in Limbo; New Hemp Law Passes; More Funding For Alzheimer’s Education

On December 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The federal government remains in a partial shutdown, which could impact affordable housing as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is one of the federal funding bills in limbo. It is unclear at the time we distributed this newsletter how long the shutdown will last. This articles provides some details on what a shutdown means for affordable housing funding, plus an update on a new hemp law and funding for Alzheimer's education. 

Important HUD News: Social Security Announces 2.8% Benefit Increase for 2019

On December 18, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

A 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) approved in October will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. 

New Report: State-Level Data, Affordability for Older Adult Housing Cost Burden

On November 20, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

A new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University presents a sobering look at the latest data on housing cost burdens for older adult owners and renters. Housing America's Older Adults 2018 features information on: 

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Impact Fact Sheets Updated for Each State

On November 20, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The ACTION Campaign’s state fact sheets have been updated with the most recent data to show the Housing Credit’s impact and the affordable housing needs that remain in every state. New to the state fact sheets this year is data demonstrating the impact that a 50 percent increase in the Housing Credit would have in each state. 

Urge Congress to Finish HUD Funding Bill

On November 14, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Lame Duck Session is underway! We need members who serve seniors in affordable housing to contact our congressional delegation this week to ensure that a final fiscal year 2019 HUD appropriations bill is enacted. 

HUD Releases Housing Trust Fund Commitment, Expenditure Guidance

On October 16, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance for Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grantees and the first report on the status of initial trust fund commitments in 2016. 

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund HUD Programs

On October 2, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

While Congress enacted five of the 12 appropriations bills before the Oct. 1, 2019 fiscal year, they were unable to reach agreement on the spending bill that included funding for affordable housing programs. A continuing resolution signed last week by President Trump will keep HUD and some other federal programs funded through Dec. 7. 

HUD Webinar on Pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan Properties

On September 25, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) will hold a Preservation of Pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan Properties webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 9.    

Affordable Housing Needs Your Support Now

On September 11, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Will you stand up for housing funding for older adults? Congress is negotiating the differences between House and Senate versions of the fiscal year 2019 HUD appropriations bill that will determine how much funding will be available next year for affordable housing. 

Aging Policy and Politics in the Trump Era

On August 28, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

How are Trump Administration policies likely to affect the social safety net for older Americans? Twelve articles in a recently published special issue of the Journal of Aging and Social Policy offer a variety of responses to that question, including articles authored by Robyn Stone and Marc Cohen, co-directors of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. 

Capital Needs Assessment e-Tool Requirement for PRACs Suspended

On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The U.S.  Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) has suspended use of the CNA e-Tool for PRAC budgeting purposes. Until further notice, PRAC projects needing to submit a rent increase should follow previous guidance in HUD Handbook 4350.1, Chapter 7: Processing Budgeted Rent Increases. 

Service Coordinator Resource Guide and Online Learning Tool Now Available

On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The U.S.  Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) has released three new Service Coordination resources and tools: 

Aging Services Funding Moving in Congress

On July 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

To facilitate timely passage of 2019 spending bills and avoid a government shutdown when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, the U.S. House and Senate are combining multiple individual spending bills into larger legislative packages. 

Get Up to Speed on HUD Rent Proposals in 7 Minutes

On July 10, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

A new, seven-minute QuickCast from LeadingAge is a fast way for members to get up to speed on HUD and Congressional proposals to change how rents of HUD-assisted residents, including older adult residents, would be calculated.  

Similarities, Differences in House and Senate HUD Funding Bills

On June 26, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The U.S. House and Senate Appropriations bills have many similarities, but also some differences, as it relates to housing assistance for older adults with low incomes. 

Affordable Housing: REAC Inspections Refresher

On June 19, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

As an affordable housing provider, are you ready for your next physical inspection by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development? Make sure you know your rights regarding scheduling, stopping a review in process, appealing unwarranted deficiency findings and/or responding to exigent health and safety violations by reading LeadingAge’s updated REAC Inspections Fact Sheet

New Construction and Home Modification Funding in Senate Bill

On June 12, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved $44.5 billion for HUD in fiscal year 2019, including $678 million for the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly account and $11.7 billion for Project-Based Rental Assistance that provides the operating subsidy for approximately two-thirds of Section 202 homes. 

House HUD Funding Bill Covers Renewals, Not New Construction

On May 22, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Affordable housing programs received a bit of good news last week when the U.S. House Appropriations Committee provided $941 million more for the U.S. House & Urban Development Department (HUD) in fiscal year 2019 (FY19) than last fiscal year. 

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