$15M to Help Low-income Seniors Age in Place

HUD Offers Approximately $15M in Grants to Test a New Approach to Help Low-income Seniors Age in Place

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is making approximately $15 million available to test a promising housing and services model for low-income seniors to age in their own homes and delay or avoid the need for nursing home care. Read HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

HUD’s Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing will offer three-year grants to eligible owners of HUD-assisted senior housing developments to cover the cost of a full-time Enhanced Service Coordinator and a part-time Wellness Nurse.

The purpose of the Demonstration is to test the effectiveness of this enhanced supportive services model for elderly households and to evaluate the value of enhanced service coordination paired with affordable housing for seniors. The demonstration will be independently evaluated to determine the impact of the enhanced supportive services model on:

  • aging in place in HUD-assisted senior developments;
  • avoiding early transitions to institutional care, and;
  • preventing unnecessary and often costly health care events—such as some emergency room visits and hospitalizations—for residents in HUD-assisted senior developments.[…] Full Press…