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White House topline funding requests include $180 million for new affordable senior housing

A $9 billion increase in federal funding to increase the supply and improve energy efficiency in affordable senior housing as well as to end homelessness are part of a White House discretionary funding request for fiscal year 2022 made Friday. HUD noted that the request also includes $180 million to support 2,000 units of new housing for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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California lawmaker working to garner support for additional funding of Section 202 Housing for the Elderly homes

Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, began circulating a sign-on letter to her House colleagues in support of strong rental assistance funding levels for several Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, including those that provide assistance to older adults.

The future of nursing homes lies in a community hub model: expert

To remain financially viable in a post-COVID world, nursing homes need to think more broadly and consider ways that they can serve as a hub for other aging services. That’s the message presented to the long-term care industry Thursday by Stuart Butler, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. Butler spoke to attendees of a LeadingAge coronavirus update call.

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Most large employers expect to offer vaccines to employees on-site: survey

Many large employers are expecting to offer COVID-19 vaccines on-site for workers by the end of the year, finds a survey released last week by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. The agency surveyed 151 employers and other purchasers and found that 80% of very large firms, or those with more than 10,000 employees, anticipate offering vaccines to employees on-site.

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