Support 202 Program as Congress Finalizes HUD Spending Bill

The Issue:

Just before Thanksgiving, Congress made progress on year-end spending negotiations and is now finalizing details of HUD’s fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill.


The House and Senate spending bills are far apart on a key LeadingAge priority: funding for new housing under the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. The House bill includes $140 million for new Section 202 homes. The Senate bill includes $0 (zero) funds for new Section 202 homes.


Your representative and senators need to hear these key messages from you today:

  • Retain the House bill’s $140 million for new Section 202 homes in the final FY20 HUD bill.
  • Enact a final FY20 HUD bill by December 20th to avoid additional Continuing Resolutions.

Send a message to your elected officials in Congress and urge them to expand affordable housing for older adults. Your voice will make a difference as we work with Congress to finish the job on funding for these vital programs.

How You Can Help:

  • Call or email your lawmakers TODAY!
  • Share this information with the residents in your community and suggest that they call as well. The proposed changes will directly impact them.
  • Forward this action alert to your network. 

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As a constituent, I am very concerned about the lack of affordable housing for older adults in our community. We need an adequate supply of affordable housing for low income seniors and I ask you to fully fund key programs to help our community.

I urge you to retain the House bill’s $140 million for new Section 202 homes in the final FY20 HUD bill and enact an FY20 HUD bill to avoid additional Continuing Resolutions.