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FCC Creates ‘Your Home, Your Internet’ Pilot Program for Households Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the creation of a ‘Your Home, Your Internet’ pilot program to raise awareness of, and streamline enrollment in, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for households receiving federal housing assistance. The ACP provides a monthly discount of up to $30 on internet service costs to qualifying households, including households receiving rental assistance.

While the FCC has allowed automatic enrollment in the ACP for public housing residents, no such service exists for other multifamily housing supervised by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). LeadingAge National continues to work with affordable housing members, the FCC, and HUD to improve property-wide adoption of the ACP and to increase program enrollment among all HUD-assisted households.

LeadingAge NY also advocated throughout this legislative session to prioritize affordable multifamily housing sites when distributing more than $1 billion in State and federal funds to expand broadband infrastructure and access.

To join LeadingAge National’s ongoing efforts on internet connectivity for affordable senior housing providers, join the monthly Connectivity workgroup by emailing Juliana Bilowich at jbilowich@leadingage.org.

Contact: Annalyse Komoroske Denio, akomoroskedenio@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866