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LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO in Denver Highlights Affordable Senior Housing

LeadingAge National hosted its Annual Meeting + EXPO in Denver last week with sessions exploring recent trends, advances, and opportunities in senior care, including several sessions highlighting issues related to the development, operation, and marketing of senior housing with light-touch services affordable to low- and middle-income older adults.

Successful U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 202 funding award applicants took the stage on Oct. 16th to share lessons learned as of the program’s revival in 2018, giving not-for-profit and mission-driven subsidized senior housing providers from across the nation insight into the partnerships, challenges, costs, and experiences affecting efforts to expand the supply of affordable housing for older adults.

LeadingAge National Housing Policy staff later gave an update on the current 202 funding round and other HUD operations, including how LeadingAge’s national advocacy has advanced – and will continue to advance – the goals of affordable senior housing provider members. Additional sessions featuring trailblazing providers and experts in the field explored strategies and funding opportunities for expanding access to both hands-on and digital supports in low-income senior housing.

Independent housing providers from affordable, market-rate, and continuing care retirement communities further benefited from panel discussions on middle-market development and intergenerational planning, emphasizing the importance of market research that recognizes shifting community needs and demographics in crafting successful organizational growth and resilience strategies.

For more information or to suggest a housing-related session topic for future LeadingAge NY or LeadingAge National programming, please do not hesitate to reach out to Annalyse Komoroske Denio at akomoroskedenio@leadingageny.org.

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