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Action Alert: Affordable Housing Provisions Must Be Included in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

On July 8, 2020 by Libbie Chapuran

The $1.2 billion in financial support provided by the Emergency Housing Assistance for Older Adults Act (S. 4177, H.R. 6873) must be included in Congress’ next COVID-19 relief package. Ask your members of Congress to help the more than 700,000 older adults in HUD-assisted housing. S. 4177 and H.R. 6873 would provide key relief for affordable senior housing communities navigating the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, including: 

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.  

HUD Announces CARES Act Allocation for Project-Based Communities

On June 2, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) this week published a funding allocation update on COVID-19 relief from the CARES Act. Of the $1 billion approved for Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), HUD will complete $800 million in funding allocations during the week of June 1 to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus through regular operations.  

Now Available: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Webinar Recording & Handouts

On May 12, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

As reported last week, HUD and the CDC delivered presentations on their interim guidance on facility cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19. The recorded webinar and handouts, which are helpful to any housing setting and staff, is now available.  

Take Action: Contract Congress for Affordable Senior Housing Relief

On May 5, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Congress is working on its next COVID-19 funding package and now is the time to raise our voices to support affordable senior housing. Join us to urge Congress to provide funding and support for affordable senior housing, including a $1.012 billion package of relief funds for affordable senior housing:   

HUD COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Webinar

On May 5, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) this week delivered presentations on their interim guidance on facility cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19.  

Low-Income Housing Advocacy Amid COVID-19

On April 14, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge continues to urge various program offices within HUD, and the agency at large, to provide further support and guidance for housing providers serving older adults during this health and economic emergency.  

HUD COVID Call April 16

On April 14, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

HUD housing providers are encouraged to join the LeadingAge daily COVID-19 call on April 16 that will feature a specific update from the HUD Multifamily Housing Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight.  

HUD Issues Updated Rent Increase Guidance for PRAC Owners

On March 25, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

As of March 18, HUD has restarted routine processing and approval of Section 202 PRAC rent adjustments to increase Reserve for Replacement deposits. There have been several updates to field office procedures for reviewing Capital Needs Assessments (CNAs) and determining how capital needs should be reflected in annual PRAC project operating rents.   

Affordable Housing: HUD Postpones REAC Inspections, Provides COVID-19 Guidance

On March 17, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

HUD announced last week that the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is postponing all property inspections on all public housing, multi-family housing, and servicing mortgagee properties. This includes senior housing. 

HUD Seeks 15% Budget Cut but More Funding for Section 202 Housing

On February 18, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Yes. You read that correctly. The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is seeking a 15% cut to its own funding in fiscal year 2021 that will have a detrimental impact on programs that serve older adults. 

New Video Resource: PRACtical RAD Overview

On February 18, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) has released the first of a series of short videos on RAD for PRAC.  

VOA Receives Section 2020 Housing for the Elderly Grant

On February 12, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Volunteers of America in Minnesota is one of 18 aging services providers who received new grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to support affordable housing for older adults. 

Trump Administration Efforts on Fair Housing and Public Charge Pose Concerns for Aging Services Providers

On January 29, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

The Trump Administration is working on three major changes in the area of affordable housing and pathways to citizenship that will weaken obligations to fair housing, lessen resources for affordable housing, and discourage older adults from receiving needed assistance. 

HUD Proposal Would Weaken Fair Housing Enforcement

On January 21, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) last week published a proposed rule that would weaken the Fair Housing Act enforcement tool to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH).  

Spending Bill Avoids Shutdown, Contains New Housing Funds

On December 18, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

House and Senate leaders have reached a spending agreement and it is anticipated the final fiscal year 2020 appropriations package will be signed into law by midnight Dec. 20. 

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.  

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