A Washington, D.C. nonprofit is helping to increase housing options for seniors living in rural America by funding several organizations who are planning a variety of projects across the country.
The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has selected 16 organizations from 15 states to receive $257,000 in grants for the development or preservation of 418 units of affordable housing for seniors living in rural communities.
With help from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the grants will allow the 16 nonprofit rural organizations to use funding for construction projects, build internal capacity, preserve affordable rental and homeownership properties, and strengthen advocacy efforts for affordable rural senior housing.
Funding arises as part of HAC’s Atlantic-funded Rural Senior Housing Initiative, with the goal to improve the quality, safety and availability of affordable rural housing for low-income seniors.
“The people of rural America are, on average, older than people in the rest of the country,” said Moises Loza, executive director at HAC. “HAC is proud, through the Rural Senior Housing Initiative, to be able to build the capacity of local organizations and ensure they have the ability to meet the increasing demand for affordable senior housing in their communities.”
Written by Jason Oliva