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Section 232 Program Requirements

Assisted Living Requirements
Item Requirement
Age Restrictions Must be 62 years or older
License Requirement Must be licensed and regulated
Certification N/A
Independent Units ILUs must be no more than 25% of the total units in the project.
Bathrooms Must provide one full bathroom for every four residents
Number of units and/or beds Must contain a minimum of 20 beds
Founder fees, Life care fees Ineligible
Meals Offers three meals per day and resident must take at least one meal per day
Central Dining Area Must be provided
Continuous protection Must be provided
Assistance with daily activities Resident must need assistance with three or more activities of daily living.

Board and Care Requirements
Item Requirement
Age Restrictions N/A
License Requirement A license is not required by ORCF. The facility must meet the definition of Board and Care in the state in which the facility will be located. If the state does not have a definition, the facility must meet all the requirements in this section.
Certification State must certify that it is in compliance with the 1616(e) of the Social Security Act (Keys Amendments). HUD has received notification that these states are in compliance.
Independent Units ILUs must be no more than 25% of the total units in the project.
Bathrooms Must provide one full bathroom for every four residents
Number of units and/or beds Must contain a minimum of 20 beds
Founder fees, Life care fees Ineligible
Meals Offers three meals per day and resident must take at least one meal per day
Central Dining Area Must be provided
Continuous protection Must be provided
Assistance with daily activities N/A

Skilled Nursing Requirements
Item Requirement
Age Restrictions N/A
License Requirement Must be licensed or regulated and considered Skilled Nursing Facility by the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Certification N/A
Independent Units ILUs must be no more than 25% of the total units in the project.
Bathrooms N/A
Number of units and/or beds Must contain a minimum of 20 beds
Founder fees, Life care fees Ineligible
Meals Must be provided
Continuous protection Must be provided
Assistance with daily activities Resident must be unable to perform at least three activities of daily living.