LeadingAge Launches Campaign to Save Section 202 Program
LeadingAge recently launched a new campaign to save HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. Save HUD 202 is a comprehensive, multi-month effort to convince lawmakers to fully fund the program. The campaign, Save HUD 202, focuses on: preventing cuts to HUD 202; maintaining 100 percent funding for people served by affordable housing today; and expanding funding to create new affordable housing for older adults.
A large and rapidly expanding population of low-income older adults faces the dual challenges of finding affordable, safe housing that can accommodate changing needs as they grow older. HUD 202 provides funding for housing with services so this population can age in place longer and with more positive health results.
“A confluence of complex threats compels us to launch this campaign,” says Linda Couch, vice president of housing policy at LeadingAge. “But our goals are simple: preserve every 202 home we have, and bring affordable housing to every older adult who needs it.”
More information on the Save HUD 202 campaign can be found here.