E36 - Affordable, Not Cheap: Models for Affordable Assisted Living
With a growing need for affordable housing options, this session highlights successful models that bring affordable assisted living to seniors. Presenters will discuss how the projects were financed through low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and other affordable housing funding sources. They’ll discuss development challenges along the way, and present thoughtful evidence-based design responses to health department and housing authority standards and regulations. Attendees will hear about site selection strategies, regulatory requirements, programming/design/construction processes, project challenges, important lessons learned, and positive outcomes for residents. See how affordable senior housing can look attractive, respond to evidence-based design principles, and provide enriching amenities and the comforts of home for residents.