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Final HUD Bill Elusive

On November 12, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress has yet to pass a FY20 HUD appropriations bill as the House and Senate Appropriations Committee have not reached an agreement on spending limits. 

Free HUD 202 Webinar: RAD for PRAC - What 202 Owners Need to Know

On October 1, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

Need an overview of the new RAD for PRAC authority and what it means for the preservation of 202/PRAC communities? Participate in free, members-only webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.  

Oct. 22 Affordable Housing Workshop

On September 24, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

Attention Directors and Service Coordinators of Affordable Housing and HUD Buildings: Be sure to attend our Oct. 22 workshop to receive critical and timely updates on state and national issues that affect your operations, funding and services to those you serve.  

Section 202/PRACs Can Now Leverage Private Capitol to Preserve Affordable Housing

On September 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

Effective immediately, HUD providers of Section 202 Housing for the Elderly with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (202/PRACs) can begin to leverage private capital to preserve their affordable housing over the long-term.  

Congress Returns with Packed Agenda

On September 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress returned from recess on Sept. 9 with a long to-do list, which LeadingAge national has unpacked to help you stay up-to-date on key issues affecting our field.   

More Hurdles to Prove Housing Discrimination

On August 28, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge will submit comments to a new proposed rule from the U.S Housing & Urban Affairs Department (HUD) that would make drastic changes to the current process for asserting Disparate Impact.

Housing Support Approved as New Medicaid Benefit

On August 20, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Minnesota seniors and people with disabilities soon will have more help finding and keeping housing, thanks to new services coming to the state’s Medicaid program next year. 

RAD for PRAC Implementation Guidance Delayed

On August 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The release of guidance implementing Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) for PRAC, expected earlier this spring or summer, is still delayed and may not be issued until early fall.  

Spending Caps Deal Allows Funding Bills to Move

On August 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The White House and Congress reached a deal to raise the federal budget caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.  

NSPIRE Voluntary Demonstration Open Registration Announced

On July 30, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that property owners/agents and Public Housing Authorities across the country can pre-register one or more of their properties to be considered for selection in the demonstration to develop and test a new format for conducting the physical inspection of HUD-subsidized properties. 

Affordable Housing: 202 PRAC Reserve Levels Frozen, FY19 Renewals Very Tight

On July 30, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge has been informed by HUD officials that 202 PRAC funding availability is very tight right now and will remain so for the remainder of FY19.  

Report: Low Production Pushes Housing Costs Up

On July 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that housing production is not keeping pace with the nation’s growth of households, which is creating higher housing costs and increased housing affordability struggles for low- and moderate-income households.  

White House Issues Executive Orders on Affordable Housing, Health Transparency

On July 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

President Donald Trump signed two Executive Orders last month that will interest LeadingAge members. The first is focused on reducing and removing regulatory burdens that raise the cost of housing development. The second relates to price transparency in health care, but does not apply to aging services providers.  

U.S. House Passes 2020 HUD Appropriations Bill

On July 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. House approved a bill that increases overall HUD funding by 7%, rejecting the White House’s request to cut thr HUD budget by 18% for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. For HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly account, the bill increases funding by almost 19% compared to fiscal year 2019.

OAA Reauthorization, Medical Expense Deduction and Housing Credit Advancing in Congress

On June 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress is getting down to business and moving funding and policy issues that impact aging services providers. 

Medicare Managed Care Key to Affordable Housing Plus Services

On April 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

What is the most feasible way in the short term to finance affordable housing plus services?  Collaboration between housing providers and Medicare managed care plans, according to a new report from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. 

HUD Announces New Sec. 202 Housing Funds

On April 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for new Section 202 funds. There is $50 million for the construction and ongoing rental subsidy of Section 202 homes. HUD expects to make approximately 30 awards. The deadline to apply is Aug. 28.  

Avinity and Presbyterian Homes & Services Announce Joint Venture to Expand Affordable Senior Housing

On April 3, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Avinity and Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) have announced plans for a joint venture to preserve and expand affordable senior housing. 

Robust HUD Funding Leads LeadingAge Policy Priorities in 2019

On April 2, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge has finalized its policy priorities for 2019, which includes a robust agenda on affordable housing. Funding priorities in this area include: 

Aging Services Funding at Risk in Trump Administration 2020 Budget Proposal

On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

President Trump submitted his administration’s fiscal year 2020 spending proposals to Congress last week – and they did not feature good news for aging services providers and the older adults they serve. 

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