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:
- $845 million for COVID-19 costs for services, staffing, disinfecting, PPE, etc.
- $300 million to support existing Service Coordinators and to get new ones for the senior housing communities that do not have one.
- $50 million for wireless internet installation and service fees in resident units and in community common spaces. The lack of internet access has slowed efforts to combat social isolation, engage residents with telehealth, and connect residents to needed supports.
- $7 million for a one-year extension of HUD’s Integrated Wellness in Supportive Housing demonstration, whose funding for wellness nurses and service coordinators is set to end on Sept. 30 without congressional action.
Act now by calling and emailing your members of Congress.