State HFAs and their partners provide affordable housing for elderly persons through the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, the Section 8 program, and other affordable housing programs.
Under the Section 202 program, HUD provides capital advances to finance the construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition with or without rehabilitation of structures that will serve as supportive housing for very low-income elderly persons, including the frail elderly, and provides rent subsidies for the projects to help make them affordable. In addition, HFAs provide home equity conversion mortgages (HECM), an FHA-insured reverse mortgage, allowing seniors (62 and over) to access the equity in their home.
NCSHA Blog Posts
- September 5, 2014
This week, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) released a report entitled "Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population." The report examines a number of trends for older adults, defined in the report as those aged 50 years and older, including housing preferences, disability rates, and income.
- June 11, 2014
On June 10, the House passed by a vote of 229 to 192 its FY 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations bill, H.R. 4745. A number of housing-related amendments were offered during consideration of the bill.
- Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies
- MassHousing Announces Loan Closing of $3.2 Million to Renovate the Mary Colbert Apartments for Low-Income Seniors in CharlestownJune 26, 2014
Low-income senior citizens living at the 30-unit Mary Colbert Apartments in Charlestown will see major improvements to the property as a result of a $3.2 million MassHousing construction and permanent loan.
- May 1, 2014
Seniors on a limited income now have more options for quality, affordable apartments in Cass County with the opening of Parkside Place.
Elderly Housing - Resources
- March 7, 2013
These documents and links provide implementation information on the FY 2013 sequestration.
- September 17, 2012
NCSHA along with other members of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) calculated the estimated impacts of sequestration on HUD programs. The calculations use FY 2012 funding levels and assume an 8.4 percent across-the-board cut. CHCDF is a coalition of diverse organizations concerned with the housing needs of low- and moderate-income households and the community development needs of our nation.