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Proposals Advance in Minnesota House that Could Impact Housing Providers

On April 21, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Last week, after a lengthy debate, the Minnesota House approved the Omnibus Housing Bill (HF 1077) on a 69-62 vote. The bill, authored by Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul), includes a variety of budget and policy provisions related to housing and will now move to the Senate, where Sen. Rick Draheim (R-Madison Lake) is the sponsor of the companion bill (SF 969). However, there are stark differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill, so lawmakers will likely need a conference committee to work out differences between the two legislative bodies.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for eligible residents of Senior Housing Coming Soon

On March 24, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

This week, staff from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program joined LeadingAge’s Housing Advisory Group call to discuss how the new program could help affordable senior housing residents as well as housing providers.

Federal Eviction Moratorium Added to Renter Protections Already in Place in Minnesota

On September 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

On September 1, 2020 a federal eviction moratorium was announced which is effective through the end of year. The CDC announced an “exceedingly rare” order

The Key to Serving Middle-Income Older Adults? Partnerships

On March 10, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

It’s a statistic that can’t be ignored: 54% of the 14.4 million middle-income older adults in 2029 will lack the financial resources to pay for seniors housing and care. We know it will take public and private collaboration to address this looming crisis. We also know there are steps providers should be taking now to be best positioned for these partnerships.  

Effective Wait List Management – July 10 Webinar

On June 18, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

If your housing wait list has become unruly, ineffective or maybe it’s nonexistent, we have just the webinar for you. Attend Future Resident Program: Effective Housing Waiting List Management, a one-hour webinar on July 10.  

April 24: MN House Scheduled to Vote on HHS Finance Bill - Join Us at the State Capitol

On April 16, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

The House is scheduled to vote on the Health and Human Services Finance Bill (HF 2414) on Wednesday, April 24. This bill would have a serious and potentially devastating impact on senior care. It’s time to have one more conversation with your lawmaker – and the best time to do that is at the State Capitol on the day of the vote. 

Housing and Homelessness - Impacts on the Elderly and Rural Areas

On September 18, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Two new reports demonstrate how Area Agencies on Aging across the country are responding to shifting demographics and challenges in their communities. 

Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program Congratulates 34 Graduates

On July 17, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program concluded on July 10 with 34 professionals receiving their Certificate of Completion. 

Out of Reach: Wages Don’t Support Housing Needs for Senior Living Workers

On June 19, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Jobs in senior living and care centers will continue to be among the fastest-growing types over the next decade, but wages continue to be a barrier to staff recruitment and retention. 

“Normal Wear and Tear” and Security Deposits in Senior Housing

On June 12, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Managers of Senior Housing and Housing with Services Establishments are often in the position to determine what is considered beyond normal wear and tear when an apartment is vacated, and what will be recovered from a damage deposit. 

Urban Appeal: Development Trends & Considerations in Senior Living

On May 15, 2018 by Guest Contributor

When people think of the rental population in big cities, they often picture young professionals looking to advance in their careers before making a move to the suburbs later in life. While there are still plenty of urban renters that fit that profile, new stats reveal an interesting trend. Between the years from 2009 to 2015, the largest increase in the renting population was for the age group of 55 and older, which increased by 28 percent. 

Beginning May 1: Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program

On April 4, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Back by member request, the Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program is May 1, June 5 and July 10. Attend three separate days for proven practices in marketing and selling your community. 

New Resources: Occupancy Trends in Care Centers, Workforce Trends in Housing with Services

On March 20, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

Occupancy in care centers has improved slightly over the past year and key indicators in workforce trends show a mixed result in Housing-with-Services, according to recent surveys by the Long-Term Care Imperative. 

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. 

New LeadingAge Ziegler 150 Shows Continued Growth in Independent and Assisted Living

On January 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

In the last 10 years, the average annual growth rate in total units among the 150 largest nonprofit senior living systems in the United States was 3.1 percent, according to the 2017 edition of the LeadingAge Ziegler 150. Most growth occurred primarily through expansion. 

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