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Housing Seniors in Rural America: Resources, Advocacy, and Practice

HOUSING ASSISTANCE COUNCIL – Joseph N. Belden Tuesday, June 5 2012 – Wednesday, June 6, 2012 HILTON BURLINGTON 802 859 5055 60 Battery Street Burlington VT 05401 Description: REGISTER NOW!  REGISTER NOW!  REGISTER NOW!  REGISTER NOW!  REGISTER NOW! Join the Housing Assistance Council on June 5-6, 2012 in Burlington, Vermont, for Housing Seniors in Rural America: Resources, Advocacy, and Practice. Made possible with generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, this symposium will provide intensive training and information on housing for an aging population in rural America. One of the most dramatic demographic shifts in U. S. history is the growth of the elderly population.  Rural America has a large and growing senior population, but also often lacks housing resources and capacity. Twenty-five percent of all rural households are occupied by the elderly. Of those homes, 80 percent are homeowner rather than rental properties. In fact, almost half of the rural census tracts in the U.S. have no subsidized rental units for seniors. Learn more about meeting these emerging needs at HAC’s symposium.  Join policy makers, advocates, and your peers for a 2-day intensive workshop.  The agenda will feature discussions on aging in place, home repair and modification, preservation of senior rental housing, issues in HUD Section 202, the political and funding outlook for senior housing programs, strategies for advocacy, and examples of successful practice.  Also included will be a site visit to outstanding senior housing developments in the Burlington area.  Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn and share information on ways to meet the growing needs of the elderly. Workshop topics will include: · The Silver Tsunami: Demographics of Aging in Rural Areas · Outlook for Senior Housing Policy and Programs · Putting Programs to Work: Preservation of Rural Senior Housing · Putting Programs to Work: Issues in HUD Section 202 · Putting Programs to Work: Aging in Place · Advocacy for Senior Housing Registration Fee: $50 Check the HAC web site for a full agenda. Questions? Contact Shonterria Charleston at (202) 842-8600 or Visit HAC’s WEB SITEat for more information on HAC’s Rural Senior Housing Initiative.

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