Policy Positions

Part of being the trusted voice for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement, and make this country a better place to grow old. LeadingAge's advocacy and health policy teams regularly meet with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

As nonprofit organizations, our members’ tax-exempt status is critical in order to continue to provide quality services to residents. No matter the threat or burning issue we are fighting, we are committed to advocating for the rights of all older adults to have access to affordable services and housing.  

Take a look at our current top policy positions below and keep track of our weekly activities in the Breaking Advocacy News section, find out the latest Regulatory Information and make your voice heard by one of many Grassroots activities.

Recent Activity

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  1. HUD Shutdown Impacts Members

    With HUD and its funding shutdown effective December 21, 2018, HUD was not able to renew 650 contracts for its multifamily housing partners in December. Of these 650 communities with expired contracts, MSNBC spent much of the day on January 14, 2019, broadcasting ...

  2. Pressing Congress to Reopen HUD

    LeadingAge, as a member of the steering committee of this group, has signed-on to a  letter to congressional leadership from the Campaign for Housing and Community Development ...

  3. Housing-specific Content on the new Learning Hub

    We've leveraged some of the best trainers in affordable housing today, taped some of the most highly-rated sessions at recent annual meetings, and created additional resources we hope will be useful for you, LeadingAge subsidized senior housing providers.  More of the Housing-specific Topics include:

  4. Verifying Available Funds; Accessing Project Reserves

    During Shutdown, No PRAC Contracts Will Be Renewed In conversations with HUD staff, just prior to the shutdown, LeadingAge staff were assured that the “vast majority” of ongoing rental assistance contracts “should generally be paid on schedule” ...

  5. HUD Says December, January Renewals Must Rely on Reserves

    According to HUD officials, HUD did not renew 650 rental assistance contracts up for renewal in December. There are an additional 500 contracts up for renewal in January that HUD says will not be renewed. In a January 4 memo, HUD had clearly stated its inability to renew the January contracts. However, LeadingAge has ...