October 26, 2023

HUD: Agency Celebrates Opening of 76 New Affordable Senior Homes in Columbus, OH

HUD Assistant Secretary Julia Gordon highlights Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to affordable rental housing at ribbon-cutting ceremony at Salem Village

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Housing Julia R. Gordon today joined the leadership of National Church Residences, the largest nationwide non-profit organization providing affordable senior housing, and state and local dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of Salem Village in Columbus, OH, and its 76 new affordable rental homes for low-income seniors. Assistant Secretary Gordon highlighted the importance of HUD’s partnership with National Church Residences and other nonprofit housing providers across the country as a critical component of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to increasing the supply and affordability of rental housing for low-income seniors and other vulnerable populations.

“Our goal is to forge deep and meaningful relationships with those who, like National Church Residences, are at the forefront of providing safe, stable, and affordable housing to those we collectively serve,” said Assistant Secretary Gordon. “The opening of Salem Village is just one of the examples of how our long-standing partnership with National Church Residences can positively impact the lives of low-income seniors who need both affordable housing and the supportive services to live independently.”

The development of Salem Village was financed in part by a $4.9 million grant awarded in 2020 by HUD under its Multifamily Section 202 Capital Advance and Project-based Rental Assistance programs. In addition, on October 3rd, HUD awarded more than $9 million in Section 202 Capital Advance and ongoing Project-based Rental Assistance grants supporting affordable rental homes at a new National Church Residences property for seniors to be built in Columbus, OH.

Since 2020, HUD has awarded more than $30 million in grant awards to National Church Residences to facilitate the creation or rehabilitation of affordable rental homes for low-income seniors. As of October 2023, HUD provides project-based rental assistance for more than 16,000 affordable rental homes on properties owned by National Church Residences.

About HUD’s Section 202 Program
Section 202 grants provide very low-income elderly persons 62 years of age or older with the opportunity to live independently in an environment that provides support services, such as nutrition, transportation, continuing education, and/or health-related services, to meet their unique needs. Section 202 program eligibility requires residents to be very low-income or earn less than 50 percent of the area median income. Most households in the Section 202 program earn less than 30 percent of the median for their area.

About National Church Residences
Originating from a Christian commitment of service, National Church Residences provides an array of health care services and a variety of housing options to 46,000 seniors. The nonprofit organization is driven by a vision to scale for mission impact by advancing better living for 100,000 seniors by 2030, wherever they call home. With more than 360 communities across the United States, it is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers a variety of additional senior living options, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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