Rural Senior Housing Initiative

Rural Senior Housing Initiative

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HAC's Rural Senior Housing Initiative supports affordable housing development for low- and very low-income rural seniors.  With generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the initiative has two broad aims: 

(1) To advocate for better and better-funded programs; and

(2) to increase the capacity of currently successful senior housing builders, and create such capacity among new groups.     

The RSH Initiative has several components:

  • a small grants program for local nonprofits that are developing, preserving or repairing homes for low-income seniors,
  • training and technical assistance to help such groups,
  • loans to rural senior housing projects for both rental and homeownership,
  • advocacy on issues affecting the housing of low-income rural seniors, and
  • research and information on such issues 

What's New

  • Webinar Training - 

    Materials Posted

    The Silver Tsunami: Are We Prepared for a Senior Population Boom in Rural America?
    - May 2013

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Information

HAC publications in this area include information briefs, research reports and program guides.

Loans

HAC will make loans to qualified projects that preserve senior rental housing, build units for seniors, or repair such homes.  Click here to learn more about our Preservation Revolving Loan Fund and Rural Housing Loan Fund, or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Senior Housing Events

Webinar Training, The Silver Tsunami: Are We Prepared for a Senior Population Boom in Rural America? May 1, 2013 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern

Webinar Training, Aging in Place: Home Repair for Rural SeniorsJune 19, 2013 3:00 - 4:15 PM EasternTopics will include the USDA Section 504 grant program and leveraging weatherization dollars for senior home repair. Register here

 

Past Trainings & Materials
June 2012. Materials Posted!
Housing Seniors in Rural America: Resources, Advocacy, and Practice.
Burlington, VT.

Agenda Handouts and Presentations

November 2011. Housing Seniors in Rural America: Aging in Place in a Shifting Landscape, Seattle, WA

Materials:

Event Agenda

Opening Remarks, Kim Herman, Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Setting the Stage: Growing old in Rural America

Federal Resources for Senior Housing

State and Regional Resources to support Senior Housing

FHLB Seattle

Aging Services of Washington

Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Links and Resources

HUD New Multifamily Housing Preservation Website. HUD’s new webpage provides owners of affordable multifamily housing with tools and resources for the preservation of Section 202 properties and Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured properties with maturing mortgages. Visit http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/presrv/presmfh.

Sign up to become a stakeholder in HAC's Housing for Rural Seniors Initiative. Sign up to get periodic announcements about grants, events, and resources for rural senior housing programs. Contact Janice Clark at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 202.842.8600 x 131.

Learn More About Vermont's SASH program for services and housing.