HUD AWARDS $26 MILLION TO CONVERT APARTMENTS
INTO ASSISTED LIVING OR SERVICE-ENRICHED SENIOR HOUSING Funding to help elderly residents remain in their homes
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $26 million in grants to the owners of multi-family housing developments in nine states to convert some or all of their apartments into assisted living or service-enriched environments for elderly residents (see attached list for grant recipients).
The funding announced today is provided through HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program which supports the transformation of housing into units that can accommodate the special needs of seniors seeking to remain in their homes or ‘age in place.’
“We’re getting older as a nation and with that demographic shift, there is a growing demand for affordable housing that will allow our seniors to live independently in their own homes,” said Carol Galante, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. “These grants will help these apartment owners to convert their properties into assisted living or service-enriched environments that will allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as they can.”
HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program grants provide private, nonprofit owners of eligible developments with resources to convert some or all of the dwelling units in the project into an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Service-Enriched Housing (SEH) for elderly residents aging in place. Licensed and regulated by the State or local community, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are designed to accommodate frail elderly and people with disabilities who can live independently but need assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and home management activities) ALFs must provide support services such as personal care, transportation, meals, housekeeping, and laundry.
Service-Enriched Housing (SEH) is housing that is designed to accommodate frail elderly persons or elderly persons with service needs who are aging in place. Residents are able to live independently but need assistance with activities of daily living comparable to services typically provided in a licensed assisted living facility, such as healthcare-related services. These supportive services must be available through a licensed or certified third party service provider. Service-Enriched Housing is housing that accommodates the provision of services to elderly residents who need assistance with activities of daily living in order to live independently.
HUD awarded the following grants:
Christian Care Cottonwood, Inc.
859 South 12th Street
Half Moon Bay
The Lesley Foundation
701 Arnold Way
Delta VOA Elderly Housing, Inc
1445 Porter Ct.
Horace Bushnell Congregate Homes, Inc.
51 Vine Street
New Haven Jewish Community Council Housing Corporation
18 Tower Lane
Peter Sanborn Place
50 Bay State Road
Saint Louis Park
Menorah Plaza Memory Care
4925 Minnetonka Boulevard
417 Churchill Avenue
Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village
3735 Delaware Avenue
National Church Residences of Baltimore, OH
1051 S Main Street
Fowler Christian Apartments
105 Juliette Fowler Street
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