March 25, 2021

Funds for Low Income Senior Housing - due May 4

Funds Available to Modify Homes for Low-Income Seniors

Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)


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The Older Adult Home Modification Program supports comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners. The goal of the Program is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low-barrier, high-impact home modifications to reduce older adults' risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and to improve their functional abilities in their home. This will enable older adults to remain in their homes—that is, to "age in place"—rather than move to nursing homes or other assisted care facilities. The application deadline is May 4, 2021.

The overall purpose of the Older Adult Home Modification Program (OAHMP) is to assist experienced nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities in undertaking comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners. The goal of the home modification program is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications to reduce older adults’ risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and to improve their functional abilities in their home. This will enable older adults to remain in their homes, that is, to “age in place,” rather than move to nursing homes or other assisted care facilities.

Funding of approximately $30,000,000 is available through this NOFA. HUD expects to make approximately 30 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

The precise number of awards will depend on the number of eligible proposals received and the estimated need for home modification services based on demographic information in the applicants’ proposed target areas. At least 50 percent of funding under this NOFA will be made available to communities with substantial rural populations.