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.

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  1. LeadingAge Comments on RAD for PRAC Draft

    LeadingAge is enthusiastic about the future implementation of RAD for PRAC authority which will allow certain Section 202 PRAC senior housing providers a way to bring private financing to preserve their communities and pursue expansion of enriched affordable living opportunities for seniors by converting ...

  2. 2019 Fair Market Rents and Income Limits

    2019 Income Limits Likely to be Late HUD typically releases income limits for effect on April 1 each year but is not typically consistent on getting those figures out much in advance. The HUD release dates for the last four years were March 6, ...

  3. Advocate for Older Adults at the Leadership Summit

    This year, our members will be tackling the tough policy issues that face LeadingAge members every day: During their meetings with congressional offices, LeadingAge advocates will be highlighting the need to fix our workforce crisis in aging services. This includes asking Congress to pass H.R. 1265, the Nursing ...

  4. 2020 Budget Proposal Would Slash Funding for Aging Services

    For the budget category of domestic discretionary programs, which includes senior housing and home- and community-based services, the 2020 Trump budget invokes the draconian spending caps imposed under the Budget Control Act of 2011. In recent years, Congress has waived these caps because appropriators could not reasonably ...

  5. President Asks Congress to Cut HUD Funding by 16.4%

    President Trump's request, which Congress will consider as it sees fit, asks for a $9.6 billion, or 16.4%, cut to HUD compared to the FY19 HUD funding. The request would cut funding for the Section 202 account by $34 million, or 5%, from the FY19-enacted level of $678 million. What the Administration released ...