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HUD Announces $15 Million to Test a New Approach to Help Low-Income Seniors Age in Place category: News

Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded approximately $15 million to select owners of HUD-assisted senior housing developments to help their low-income senior residents 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 former 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

CSI submitted 50 applications for these competitive grants, and we won 11 out of 40 awards nationwide, with at least one in every region!

The following co-ops were awarded grants:

  • Belleville Co-op
  • Blue Ledge Co-op
  • Castle Cove Co-op
  • Franklin Park Villa Co-op
  • Hazel Park Manor Co-op
  • Palm Terrace l Co-op
  • Pontiac Village Estates Co-op
  • Rio Vista Detroit Co-op
  • Riverview Co-op
  • Royal Oak Manor Co-op
  • Wabash Estates Co-op

Baltimore Sun: Co-op Apartments Offer Affordable Options for Low-Income Seniors category: News

CSI and our unique cooperative management system was recently featured in the Baltimore Sun! The article looks closely at some of our Maryland co-ops with some insight from members, and also touches on the growing need for affordable senior housing and the benefits of our cooperative management system.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-senior-co-ops-20170315-story.html

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