HUD ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION TO TEST A NEW APPROACH TO HELP LOW-INCOME SENIORS AGE IN PLACE

WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $15 million to select owners of HUD-assisted senior housing developments to help their low-income senior tenants to age in their own homes and delay or avoid the need for nursing home care.  HUD will cover costs related to hiring a full-time Enhanced Service Coordinator and a part-time Wellness Nurse to connect the elderly with the supportive services they need to maintain independent living and age-in-place.

“It is so important that we afford our seniors the opportunity to live independently,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These grants will help owners of HUD-assisted senior developments to offer the services that will allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as they can.”

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Funded through HUD’s Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing, these three-year grants will produce evidence about 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 utilization-such as some emergency room visits and hospitalizations-for residents in HUD-assisted senior developments.

HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) collaborated on several research initiatives to inform the design of this demonstration.  Lessons from each have informed the resulting experimental research design that has three significant features: 1) the creation of separate groups of enrolled properties: treatment and control; 2) the use of a lottery, or a random assignment, to place eligible properties in these two groups; and 3) the requirement to uniformly implement the demonstration’s core components and ensure adherence to the study design.

The following senior housing developments will receive funding:

State City Applicant Name Property Name
California Santa Cruz East Cliff VOA Affordable Housing, LP East Cliff Village Apartments
  Rocklin Placer County VOA Elderly Housing, Inc. Rolling Oaks Apartments
  Chula Vista The Salvation Army Chula Vista Residences, Inc. Silvercrest – Chula Vista
  San Francisco Dorothy Day Community, L.P. Dorothy Day Community
  San Rafael Maria B. Freitas Senior Housing Maria B. Freitas Senior Housing
  Oakland Allen Temple Development Corporation Allen Temple
  Oakland Allen Temple Development Corporation No. 2 Allen Temple Arms Ii
  Ontario Ontario Senior Housing, Inc. Ontario Senior Housing, Inc.
  Redondo Beach Casa De Los Amigos, LP Casa De Los Amigos
  Los Angeles Good Shepherd Manor Good Shepherd Manor
  Fountain Valley Our Lady of   Guadalupe Our Lady of   Guadalupe
  Los Angeles Baptist Service Corporation Vista Tower
  San Bernardino Telacu Housing San Bernardino III, Inc. Telacu Housing-San Bernardino III
  San Bernardino Telacu Housing-San Bernardino V, Inc. Telacu Housing San Bernardino V
  Los Angeles Southern California Presbyterian Homes Castle Argyle Apts.
Illinois Rockford Luther Center Luther Center
  Chicago Charles A. Beckett Associates Limited Partnership Charles A. Beckett Apts
  Chicago Kenwood Area Housing Inc. Greencastle of   Kenwood
  Glenview Glenview Elderly Housing Patten House of   Glenview
  Chicago Oasis Senior Living, LP Greencastle of   Morgan Park and Beverly
Maryland Baltimore Arlington Ii Non-Profit Housing Arlington Ii Non-Profit Housing Corp
  Owings Mills Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Village I Weinberg Village I
Massachusetts South Boston South Boston Non Profit South Boston Non Profit Housing
  Jamaica Plain Jamaica Plains Jamaica Plains Coop Serv
  Roslindale Roslindale Senior Np Roslindale Senior Np Hsg Inc.
  Worcester Colony Retirement Homes 1 Colony Retirement Homes I
  Worcester Colony Retirement Homes 4 Colony Ret Homes Iv
Michigan Royal Oak Oak Non-Profit Housing Corporation Barton Towers 2
  Hazel Park Hazel Park Non-Profit Housing Corporation Hazel Park Manor
  Belleville Belleville Non-Profit Housing Corporation Belleville Cooperative Apartments
  Riverview Riverview Non-Profit Housing Corporation Riverview Tower
  Detroit St. Anne’s Non-Profit Housing Corporation Rio Vista
  Pontiac Colony Lane Non-Profit Housing Corporation Pontiac Village Estates
  Grand Rapids Plymouth Arms Associates, A Limited Dividend Housing Association, LP Plymouth Arms Apts
New Jersey Pennsauken Stonegate At St. Stephen, Inc. Stonegate At St. Stephen’s
  Union City Domus Corporation Holy Rosary Housing
  Ocean City Ocean City 2406, Inc. Wesley By The Bay
  Audubon Audubon Towers Ltd Partnership Audubon Towers
South Carolina Columbia Episcopal Housing Corporation Finlay House
Columbia New Lakeside Apartments Limited Partnership Lakeside Apartments

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Shantae Goodloe
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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