February 09, 2023

Advocacy Win: Supportive Services Now More Accessible for Senior Housing Communities

February 09, 2023

HUD Publishes LeadingAge-Driven Guidance for Supportive Services Funding in Senior Housing

LeadingAge advocated for and helped shape HUD guidance on the Section 202 PRAC supportive service fee, which funds services for older adults in certain HUD-assisted communities.

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September 29, 2022

HUD Section 202 PRAC Properties: Supportive Services Fee

Updates coming soon based on Feb 9, 2023 HUD guidance

Due to a lack of HUD guidance implementing the $15 per unit per month (PUPM) services fee for Section 202 PRAC properties, very few housing providers have included it in their budgets. When LeadingAge alerted HUD Headquarters to this issue in early 2021, HUD agreed to begin work on guidance for the Section 202 affordable housing portfolio. LeadingAge’s Services and Service Coordination Workgroup has since had the opportunity to weigh in on drafts of the HUD notice, and as of early Fall 2022, the guidance is in clearance and expected to be published by HUD soon.

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April 16, 2021

LeadingAge to HUD: Prioritize Services Fee Guidance

LeadingAge sends a letter to the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing of Department of Housing and Urban Development with key considerations for the future of HUD-assisted affordable senior housing, asking that “HUD prioritize issuing guidance for owners and field offices on eligible uses for the Per Unit Per Month Services Fee for Section 202 communities. There is currently much confusion about the services fee authorization among both owners and HUD field staff, resulting in vast underutilization of this important resource. We also urge the agency to adjust budget request numbers to Congress to reflect full use of the supportive services fee across the program. HUD should also clarify that the fee can go to support all residents at a property, not only those who are currently designated as ‘frail.'”