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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Posted by: LeadingAge Indiana
Expansion of HUD 202 Program on the Line
The House and Senate will soon begin negotiating the differences between their fiscal year 2020 HUD spending bills.
LeadingAge’s top priority is to expand the supply of affordable housing provided through HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program.
The House bill provides $140 million for new Section 202 homes in FY20. The Senate bill provides no funding for new Section 202 homes. We greatly appreciate the Senate bill’s $17 million and the House bill’s $5 million for new Service Coordinators, which are significantly needed. LeadingAge urges that funding for new 202 homes and for new Service Coordinators be in the final FY20 HUD funding bill.
Your Representative and Senators Need to Hear from You:
- We need significant expansion of funding for new homes under HUD’s Section 202 program.
- Now is not the time to roll-back recent progress for new Section 202 homes.
- The final FY20 HUD funding bill must include at least the House’s $140 million for new Section 202 homes.
- The Senate bill’s zero funding for new Section 202 homes is unacceptable.
Message to House members:
The House need maintain the $140 million expansion of senior affordable housing in its FY20 HUD bill. At least the funding level in the House’s bill is needed for new HUD Section 202 homes. The Senate’s HUD bill has no funding for new 202 homes. This is unacceptable. The House must prevail for older adults.
Rep Nita Lowey*
David E. Price, Chairman*
Bonnie Watson Coleman
Wm Lacy Clay
Message to Senate members:
The Senate FY20 HUD funding bill includes no funding for new Section 202 Housing for the Elderly homes. Given the tremendous need for affordable housing for older adults, now is not the time to roll back Congress’s recent progress expanding the Section 202 program. We appreciate and need the Senate bill’s funding for new Service Coordinators in senior housing, but urge the Senate to also include at least the House bill’s $140 million for new Section 202 homes in the final FY20 HUD bill.