HUD Announces $15MM to Test a New Approach to Help Low-Income Seniors Age in Place

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $15 million to select owners of HUD-assisted senior housing developments to help their low-income senior tenants to age in their own homes and delay or avoid the need for nursing home care. HUD will cover costs related to hiring a full-time Enhanced Service Coordinator and a part-time Wellness Nurse to connect the elderly with the supportive services they need to maintain independent living and age-in-place.

“It is so important that we afford our seniors the opportunity to live independently,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These grants will help owners of HUD-assisted senior developments to offer the services that will allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as they can.”

Funded through HUD’s Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing, these three-year grants will produce evidence about the effectiveness of this enhanced supportive services model for elderly households and to evaluate the value of enhanced service coordination paired with affordable housing for seniors. The Demonstration will be independently evaluated to determine the impact of the enhanced supportive services model on:

  • aging in place in HUD-assisted senior developments;
  • avoiding early transitions to institutional care, and;
  • preventing unnecessary and often costly health care utilization—such as some emergency room visits and hospitalizations—for residents in HUD-assisted senior developments.

HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) collaborated on several research initiatives to inform the design of this demonstration. Lessons from each have informed the resulting experimental research design that has three significant features: 1) the creation of separate groups of enrolled properties: treatment and control; 2) the use of a lottery, or a random assignment, to place eligible properties in these two groups; and 3) the requirement to uniformly implement the demonstration’s core components and ensure adherence to the study design.

The following senior housing developments will receive funding:

State

City

Applicant Name

Property Name

California

Santa Cruz

East Cliff VOA Affordable Housing, LP

East Cliff Village Apartments

 

Rocklin

Placer County VOA Elderly Housing, Inc.

Rolling Oaks Apartments

 

Chula Vista

The Salvation Army Chula Vista Residences, Inc.

Silvercrest – Chula Vista

 

San Francisco

Dorothy Day Community, L.P.

Dorothy Day Community

 

San Rafael

Maria B. Freitas Senior Housing

Maria B. Freitas Senior Housing

 

Oakland

Allen Temple Development Corporation

Allen Temple

 

Oakland

Allen Temple Development Corporation No. 2

Allen Temple Arms Ii

 

Ontario

Ontario Senior Housing, Inc.

Ontario Senior Housing, Inc.

 

Redondo Beach

Casa De Los Amigos, LP

Casa De Los Amigos

 

Los Angeles

Good Shepherd Manor

Good Shepherd Manor

 

Fountain Valley

Our Lady of   Guadalupe

Our Lady of   Guadalupe

 

Los Angeles

Baptist Service Corporation

Vista Tower

 

San Bernardino

Telacu Housing San Bernardino III, Inc.

Telacu Housing-San Bernardino III

 

San Bernardino

Telacu Housing-San Bernardino V, Inc.

Telacu Housing San Bernardino V

 

Los Angeles

Southern California Presbyterian Homes

Castle Argyle Apts.

Illinois

Rockford

Luther Center

Luther Center

 

Chicago

Charles A. Beckett Associates Limited Partnership

Charles A. Beckett Apts

 

Chicago

Kenwood Area Housing Inc.

Greencastle of   Kenwood

 

Glenview

Glenview Elderly Housing

Patten House of   Glenview

 

Chicago

Oasis Senior Living, LP

Greencastle of   Morgan Park and Beverly

Maryland

Baltimore

Arlington Ii Non-Profit Housing

Arlington Ii Non-Profit Housing Corp

 

Owings Mills

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Village I

Weinberg Village I

Massachusetts

South Boston

South Boston Non Profit

South Boston Non Profit Housing

 

Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plains

Jamaica Plains Coop Serv

 

Roslindale

Roslindale Senior Np

Roslindale Senior Np Hsg Inc.

 

Worcester

Colony Retirement Homes 1

Colony Retirement Homes I

 

Worcester

Colony Retirement Homes 4

Colony Ret Homes Iv

Michigan

Royal Oak

Oak Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Barton Towers 2

 

Hazel Park

Hazel Park Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Hazel Park Manor

Belleville

Belleville Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Belleville Cooperative Apartments

Riverview

Riverview Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Riverview Tower

Detroit

St. Anne’s Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Rio Vista

 

Pontiac

Colony Lane Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Pontiac Village Estates

Grand Rapids

Plymouth Arms Associates, A Limited Dividend Housing Association, LP

Plymouth Arms Apts

New Jersey

Pennsauken

Stonegate At St. Stephen, Inc.

Stonegate At St. Stephen’s

 

Union City

Domus Corporation

Holy Rosary Housing

 

Ocean City

Ocean City 2406, Inc.

Wesley By The Bay

 

Audubon

Audubon Towers Ltd Partnership

Audubon Towers

South Carolina

Columbia

Episcopal Housing Corporation

Finlay House

 

Columbia

New Lakeside Apartments Limited Partnership

Lakeside Apartments

West Coast Commercial Real Estate News