Federal HUD Announces Millions in Grants for Senior ‘Age-in-Place’ Housing Program

The federal government is deploying millions of dollars to help older Americans make repairs and modifications to their homes as part of a targeted “age-in-place” initiative.

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded “$30 million to 32 nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities to assist in undertaking comprehensive programs that make safety and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of low-income elderly homeowners that allow them to age in place,” the agency said in a press release.

The initiative, administered through the department’s Older Adults Home Modification Program, will facilitate “low-cost home modifications” that “reduce the risk of falling” for older Americans.

The project will “improve their general safety, increase accessibility, and improve their functional abilities in their home,” HUD Secretary, Marcia Fudge said in the release.

The funding will flow to regions that are both “urbanized” and “substantially rural,” according to the department.