Make Your Voice Heard: Congress Must Increase HUD Senior Housing Funding * Act TODAY!

Make Your Voice Heard: Congress Must Increase HUD Senior Housing Funding * Act TODAY!

Congress is developing its fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills, including the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding bill. Now is the time to urge your senators and representatives to increase funding for affordable senior housing to preserve and expand affordable housing for older adults with very low incomes.

 

Your advocacy matters and your voice makes an impact. Please send an email to your members of Congress and ask them to:

Increase HUD funding for affordable senior housing

  1. Expand the supply of affordable senior housing
    Provide $600 million for new capital advances and operating assistance, including service coordinators, for approximately 6,200 new HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly homes.
  2. Preserve and improve HUD-assisted housing
    Provide full funding for Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) and Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) renewals, including funding to acknowledge elevated operational costs, including for insurance, safety and staffing, sustained after the onset of COVID.
  3. Ensure RAD for PRAC success
    Provide $10 million for RAD for PRAC conversion subsidy to ensure the successful and long-term preservation of Section 202/PRAC homes.
  4. Connect HUD-assisted residents to the services and supports they need to age in the community
    • Provide $125 million for the renewal of existing service coordinator grants.
    • Provide $100 million for 400 new, three-year service coordinator grants and expand eligibility to Section 202/PRAC communities.
    • Provide a $31 million increase for new budget-based service coordinators.
    • Expand ConnectHome and Neighborhood Networks programs to improve internet access in HUD multifamily housing, and direct HUD to collaborate with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NITA) to bridge the connectivity divide.

Now is the time to act: Send a message to your representative and senators today! Thank you! 

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