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Housing for Seniors

 
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HUD’s Embrace Of RAD Begins To Crumble

HUD officials are rushing frantically to get as much of the Rental Assistance Demonstration program into place as possible before lawmakers fully understand the program’s potential pitfalls. The program has been especially helpful to low-income elderly Americans.

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Analysis: Is RAD A Boondoggle In The Making?

HUD last month heralded with much fanfare the transfer of 100,000 public housing units to the private sector that will be financially supported by the Section 8 housing voucher program over the long-term, a program used by millions of low-income seniors and poor families.

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Key West Real Estate Group Invites Retirees To Take A Look

Many real estate experts and magazines have dubbed Key West as the most suitable place for American retirees and veterans to buy a house. With its warm climate and affordable high-end properties, Key West’s local culture serves as a hub for activities such as boating, fishing and water sports.

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Backyard Cottages Could Help Close The Housing Gap

A study by a Northwest think tank rolls out a plan that could be at least a partial solution to the nation’s growing affordable housing shortage -- backyard cottages. Dubbed “accessory dwelling units,” backyard cottages are a takeoff on granny flats, mother-in-law apartments, and carriage houses.

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Here’s What Happens When History Interferes With Senior Housing

Plans for a senior housing building on a portion of a 13-acre lot in Frederick, MD appear to be on temporary hold as the result of a decision by the city’s Board of Aldermen. The board has deemed a 1930s-era house currently located on the property targeted for development as historically significant.

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Prospect of Public Housing Rent Hikes Resurfaces

Possible significant public housing rent hikes will include the elderly and disabled, although -- to ease the expected outcry -- they would be phased in after two or three years. The elderly and disabled make up slightly more than half of the 4.7 million families now receiving federal housing subsidies.

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NYC Mayor Promises $500 Million for Senior Housing

The plan calls for construction of thousands of low-income apartments for seniors on vacant parking lots, little-used parks and other unused land to help close the city’s public housing waitlist that now lists more than 200,000 families, in addition to more than 60,000 people living in homeless shelters.

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SRG Celebrates Progress on Texas Senior Living Community

Top executives from San Diego, CA-based Senior Resource Group (SRG) gathered late last month to celebrate the construction progress of their first Texas senior living community, Maravilla at The Domain.

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Home Sharing Seen as Growing Trend Among Elderly

Home sharing offers an alternative to senior living, whose costs can range from $2,500 monthly in an independent community to more than $100,000 annually in a skilled nursing community.

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Grim Report Poses Concerns for Rental Assistance Demo

The Department of Housing & Urban Development’s pilot public housing conversion strategy, the Rental Assistance Demonstration program -- a program especially important to low-income seniors -- poses serious questions about continued viability and cost-effectiveness, according to a new study...

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