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Healthy Aging Begins at Home
Over the next 15 years, the explosive growth of the nation’s senior population will present unprecedented challenges. Unfortunately, millions of Americans will find they lack enough savings to fund their retirements. Some will struggle to afford their housing, while others will find their housing is ill-suited for living independently. Many will eventually need help with the “activities of daily living,” like eating, bathing, and dressing, assistance that can be both costly and taxing on other family members. Most older Americans will suffer from at least one chronic condition.
In November 2016, LeadingAge Florida co-hosted with the Bipartisan Policy Center a forum on senior health and housing. Held at the University of Miami, the forum sought to explore innovations in senior housing, new collaborations that may be necessary to support seniors as they seek to age in place, and public policy frameworks that are necessary to make it all work. Much of the discussion was based on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s May 2016 report: Healthy Aging Begins at Home.
Click here to download a copy of the report.
OpEd: Legislature Must Provide Sufficient Money For Housing For Seniors
It’s no secret that Florida has a high population of seniors. The quintessential Florida lifestyle has long been a favorite of retirees. But as we age and become seniors, we encounter new expenses ranging from medical bills to unexpected home repairs, leaving many who are on fixed incomes at risk of losing their home or in search of affordable housing.
Bodell Named Director of HUD Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight
Nancie-Ann Bodell has been selected to permanently lead the Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight. Read More
Senior Housing News from Florida Housing Finance Corporation
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation recently updated us on the elderly housing Community Loan Program as well as some other issues. Read More
U.S. Senior Rental Housing Crisis Projected to Worsen
Projecting Trends in Severly Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015-2025 is a report that shows that the U.S. rental housing crisis will worsen, even under the best-case scenario. Read More
Low Income Housing Tax Credit: GAO Recommends New Oversight
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Joint IRS-HUD Administration Could Help Address Weaknesses in Oversight is a new report from the Government Accountability Office that suggests a joint administration between the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would benefit the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Read More
Improving the Previous Participation Reviews of Prospective Multifamily Housing and Healthcare Programs Participants Proposed Rule
New CFAR Tools for Housing Members
This proposed rule would revise HUD’s regulations for reviewing the previous participation in federal programs of certain participants seeking to take part in multifamily housing and healthcare programs administered by HUD’s Office of Housing. Read More
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research has developed a really terrific set of tools that can help affordable senior housing providers learn how to work with health care partners to help improve health, safety and quality of life for low income older adults with multiple health and social challenges. Read More
HUD Issues Warning About Unauthorized Repayment of Owner Advances
Operational Cost Adjustment Factors for 2016 Published by HUD
HUD Continues Sweeps of PRAC Residual Receipts Accounts
The Revised Section 8 Renewal Policy Guidebook
Enhanced Housing Resource Brochure
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