HUD AWARDS $26 MILLION TO CONVERT APARTMENTS INTO ASSISTED LIVING OR SERVICE-ENRICHED SENIOR HOUSING

HUD AWARDS $26 MILLION TO CONVERT APARTMENTS INTO ASSISTED LIVING OR SERVICE-ENRICHED SENIOR HOUSING

Funding to help elderly residents remain in their homes

WASHINGTON, DC – December 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $26 million in grants to the owners of multi-family housing developments in nine states to convert some or all of their apartments into assisted living or service-enriched environments for elderly residents (see attached list for grant recipients).

The funding announced today is provided through HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program which supports the transformation of housing into units that can accommodate the special needs of seniors seeking to remain in their homes or ‘age in place.’

“We’re getting older as a nation and with that demographic shift, there is a growing demand for affordable housing that will allow our seniors to live independently in their own homes,” said Carol Galante, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. “These grants will help these apartment owners to convert their properties into assisted living or service-enriched environments that will allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as they can.”

HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program grants provide private, nonprofit owners of eligible developments with resources to convert some or all of the dwelling units in the project into an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Service-Enriched Housing (SEH) for elderly residents aging in place. Licensed and regulated by the State or local community, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are designed to accommodate frail elderly and people with disabilities who can live independently but need assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and home management activities) ALFs must provide support services such as personal care, transportation, meals, housekeeping, and laundry.

Service-Enriched Housing (SEH) is housing that is designed to accommodate frail elderly persons or elderly persons with service needs who are aging in place. Residents are able to live independently but need assistance with activities of daily living comparable to services typically provided in a licensed assisted living facility, such as healthcare-related services. These supportive services must be available through a licensed or certified third party service provider. Service-Enriched Housing is housing that accommodates the provision of services to elderly residents who need assistance with activities of daily living in order to live independently.

HUD awarded the following grants:

 

State City Recipient Address Amount
Arizona Cottonwood Christian Care Cottonwood, Inc. 859 South 12th Street $1,717,057
California Half Moon Bay The Lesley Foundation 701 Arnold Way $4,092,467
Colorado Delta Delta VOA Elderly Housing, Inc 1445 Porter Ct. $1,376,886
Connecticut Hartford Horace Bushnell Congregate Homes, Inc. 51 Vine Street $2,329,870
New Haven New Haven Jewish Community Council Housing Corporation 18 Tower Lane $2,377,570
Massachusetts Reading Peter Sanborn Place 50 Bay State Road $2,242,704
Minnesota Saint Louis Park Menorah Plaza Memory Care 4925 Minnetonka Boulevard $1,492,276
New York Syracuse Bernardine Apartments 417 Churchill Avenue $2,037,503
Buffalo Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village 3735 Delaware Avenue $2,591,284
Ohio Baltimore National Church Residences of Baltimore, OH 1051 S Main Street $3,284,302
Texas Dallas Fowler Christian Apartments 105 Juliette Fowler Street $2,434,287
TOTAL    $25,976,206 

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