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.
Following years of aggressive advocacy by LeadingAge to renew funding for Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, HUD last week awarded $51 million in grant funding to aging services providers across the country.
The need for affordable housing among older adults is significant and expanding. Since its founding in 1959, the Section 202 program has provided valuable support for older adults who are priced out of housing markets nationwide. Despite growing demand, new funding has not been allocated since 2011.
The $51 million awarded last week is the first portion of $251 million Congress has provided for new Section 202 homes since the program was revived in 2017.