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.

Useful Link: HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program Webpage

NCSHA Blog Posts

  • October 9, 2014

    HUD published in the October 7 Federal Register a Proposed Rule for implementing statutory reforms made to the Section 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities and Section 202 Housing for the Elderly programs by the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 and the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010, both of which were enacted on January 4, 2011.

  • September 5, 2014
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    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.



    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.