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Deadline Approaching for HUD Supportive Services Demonstration

Applications are due on April 18, 2016, for the long-awaited Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing; a $15M program that will provide funding for "enhanced service coordinators" in senior developments around the country. 

The demonstration program will select 40 organizations in a limited number of states to provide the enhanced services. HUD researchers will choose states with the highest likelihood of yielding impactful results for the study. The demonstration is intended to provide evidence that service coordinators partnering with a part-time “preventative health nurse” are successful in keeping people in their homes and reducing medical expenditures for participants.

HUD also intends to make 40 small awards to organizations to act as a “control group.” These organizations will continue to provide the same services as they have provided in the past, and will receive a grant in return for participating in the research.

Since this is considered a research project, participating organizations will be selected randomly – not based on any particular qualifications or expertise. The application is relatively simple and senior housing providers are encouraged to apply because the more applications that are submitted, increases our state's chance of being selected.

Contact: John Broderick, jbroderick@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8835