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Affordable Housing: REAC Inspections Refresher

On June 19, 2018 by Bobbie 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 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 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. 

HUD Proposal Would Increase Residents’ Rents

On May 9, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) is circulating a proposal to change how residents’ rents are calculated in all HUD-assisted housing programs. 

Key Updates on Affordable Housing Funding

On April 25, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

In a call with LeadingAge last week, we received key updates on affordable housing funding from their advocacy on Capitol Hill: 

New Housing Ordinance is First of its Kind in Minnesota

On April 17, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Rising rents and apartment shortages are problems around the state, particularly for low-income individuals. The St. Louis Park City Council recently passed a new renter protection ordinance, believed to be the first of its kind in Minnesota, that could impact housing with services members who provide affordable housing to older adults. 

Huge Win for Affordable Housing in 2018 Spending Bill

On March 27, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The 2018 spending bill that was signed into law last week makes much-needed investments in affordable housing and community-based services. 

Governor’s Task Force on Housing Holds Regional Forums

On March 20, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Senior housing providers have the opportunity to share how housing options for seniors can be improved and advanced in Minnesota with the Governor's Task Force on Housing. 

Affordable Housing Priorities: Oppose Rent Increases, Support Service-Enriched Senior Housing

On March 20, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The number of cost-burdened senior households is rapidly rising, often forcing seniors with low incomes to choose between housing costs, health care and food. In fact, people age 65 and older are the fastest growing homeless population in Minnesota. 

Save Affordable Housing: Tell Congress to Reject Proposed Cuts

On March 13, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The proposed 14 percent cut to HUD programs will have a devastating impact on voucher and public housing programs that serve more than 750,000 senior households. Act Now! Tell Congress: More HUD Funding, Not Less. 

Now Available: Capital Needs Assessment e-Tool Training for PRAC Providers

On February 27, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

A new webinar from the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) will help Project Rental Assistant Contract (PRAC) properties successfully complete the new, mandatory electronic format and online submission for the Comprehensive Needs Assessment.  

Prioritizing Affordable Housing as Congress Works to Complete HUD Funding by March 23

On February 27, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Congress has until March 23 to finalize the FY18 appropriations bill that includes funding for U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) programs. LeadingAge has been very active on Capitol Hill advocating for our affordable housing priorities, which include: 

Take Action: Tell Congress More HUD Funding, Not Less

On February 27, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

President Donald Trump has proposed a 14 percent cut to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for fiscal year 2019. We need your help! Tell Congress to invest more in affordable housing for seniors and reject these proposed cuts. 

President Trump Proposed Budget Includes Deep Cuts to HUD

On February 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The initial budget request released by President Donald Trump this week includes deep cuts to affordable housing programs. The budget proposal cuts funding to the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department by 18 percent, which would: 

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