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Focus Group to Address Section 8 Vouchers in Assisted Living

NAHB is seeking members to participate in a focus group discussion about using Section 8 housing vouchers in assisted living facilities (ALFs). Participation will require providing construction and operating cost information on current or recent projects.

NAHB believes that HUD should establish higher fair market rents (FMRs) for ALFs than for other multifamily units.

NAHB is arguing that FMRs in many communities are too low to permit the use of Section 8 vouchers in ALFs, and that the problem arises because rents (not including payment for services) typically are higher in ALFs than in standard rental units due to higher costs of construction and operations.

HUD has asked NAHB for evidence that documents the cost differences.

The purpose of the focus group, which will take place during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., is to gather the necessary information.

To participate or for more information, contact Claudia Kedda at NAHB at 800-368-5242 x8352, or Jeff Jenkins, x8292.


Learn More About 50+ Housing Through the 50+ Housing Council

To learn more about 50+ housing, join the NAHB 50+ Housing Council. The council provides information, education, networking and recognition opportunities for its members and represents NAHB on seniors housing issues. For more details, e-mail Jeff Jenkins or call him at 800-368-5242 x8292.

NAHB Members: Subscribe to 50+ Housing e/Source

50+ Housing e/Source, the regular e-newsletter of the NAHB 50+ Housing Council, is a builder's guide to the emerging, evolving 50+ housing market, offering industry updates as well as important NAHB and council news. Distributed once a month, 50+ Housing e/Source details information, products and services within the 50+ housing market that will enhance your bottom line. Go to the NAHB Web site to subscribe.

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