HUD Urged to Release Millions Earmarked for Affordable Housing for Older Adults
On June 16, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry
LeadingAge has called upon the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) to release the $50 million for the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program and remaining $200 million of Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance funds.
Despite receiving these emergency funds and authority to allocate them from Congress in late March, HUD has failed to release the funding. In testimony before a Senate Committee, HUD Secretary Ben Carlson initially said the funds would be allocated by October 1 but, after pressure from Senators, he indicated the funds would be distributed as quickly as possible.
LeadingAge has developed a progress chart on HUD’s COVID-19 regulatory response categorized by management operations and financial support for providers, with the overarching goal of supporting resident health and safety at communities across the country. The chart also outlines the status of the action from the agency, and includes links for members to access more information on each regulatory item.