Navigation Links
Housing Opportunity Fund Could Hold Promise for Affordable Assisted Living
Date:3/13/2008

ALBANY, N.Y., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Lois Aronstein, AARP New York State Director:

The Executive Budget proposed including a $400 million Housing Opportunity Fund to improve the availability of affordable and supportive housing statewide. These funds will be used to provide needed opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers and those in need of supportive services.

The program will be administered by the State of New York Mortgage Agency with the assistance of an advisory panel consisting of representatives from the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the Office of Mental Health, and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

AARP strongly believes that a final state budget should include this program. However, it is imperative that this program should not be finalized until specific goals are developed for affordable assisted living projects for low- to moderate-income elderly.

AARP also recommends that the Department of Health and the State Office for Aging be included on the advisory panel that assists in administering projects that would receive this new infusion of resources. In addition, the new housing fund should promote "universal design" concepts, when possible. Universal design includes those features that enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the full use of their homes, thereby maintaining personal independence.

Assisted living is one the most desirable types of supportive housing for older persons, but it is largely unaffordable. Incorporating assisted living and universal design concepts within the Housing Opportunity Fund would provide unprecedented opportunities for all New Yorkers to age in place.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AARP New York
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
2. National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Partners With Sherwin-Williams to Target Lead Risks in Neglected Housing
3. Emergency Alert - Help for Shelters Housing Animals Evacuated in California Wildfires
4. Ventas Appoints Brush SVP - Senior Housing Development and Operations
5. Unstable housing status increases the risk of HIV transmission
6. Holiday Visits Nudge Many Towards Senior Housing Decision
7. Senior Move Managers Announce Online Resource to Simplify Search for Senior Housing
8. Fox Hill Senior Condominium Development Thrives During National Housing Slump
9. Upscale Yet Affordable Housing Sets New Standard for Seniors
10. AHF Sues L.A. Housing Dept. to Prevent Closure of AIDS Site
11. SEIU Endorses AB 8, An Opportunity to Make History
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with ... X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color ... users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their ... Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. ... way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released ... failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug ... only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: