HUD targets end of April for existing service coordinator awards

Regulation | April 13, 2020 | by Juliana Bilowich

As accounts receivable climb at affordable housing communities, HUD issued a timeline for funding Calendar Year 2020 service coordinator grants. The agency has yet to announce a timeline for the new service coordinator or Section 202 funding appropriated in the recent CARES Act.

With grant-funded service coordinators still awaiting their Calendar Year 2020 awards, HUD has said as of April 13, 2020 that the awards will be processed by HUD Headquarters by the end of April. According to the agency, the funding is currently being processed and HUD plans to notify grantees of the awards at the end of the month.

The delayed service coordinator grant funds have compounded property budget pressures as senior housing providers struggle with extra costs as a result of COVID-19. The agency also said in an April 7th recorded update that they are working to allocate the recently-appropriated $10 million in new service coordination funding more quickly than the usual NOFA process.

LeadingAge has urged the agency to provide both CY20 grant funds and the new service coordinator funds as quickly as possible to help providers and residents. To view LeadingAge’s HUD April 13th HUD regulatory asks, including requests to quickly and broadly allocate the new funding from the CARES Act for PBRA, Section 202, and Service Coordinators, please click here.