Reed Delivers $855,000 to Provide Health & Wellness Support Services to Vulnerable RI Seniors
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to ensure that elderly and disabled residents receive quality health care and other critical supportive services, U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced $855,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Rhode Island affordable housing service providers. This funding will help ensure low-income seniors at HUD-assisted multi-family properties continue to receive health and wellness services.
“I am committed to providing comprehensive, coordinated care and services for older adults who need assistance,” said Senator Reed, a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD). “Service coordinators help connect seniors and residents with disabilities with the care, support, and assistance they need. This federal funding will help seniors age in place with the best quality of life possible. It’s a cost-effective way to help low-income seniors live more independently and stay socially connected.”
America’s senior citizen population is growing rapidly and is projected to nearly double by 2050. And while many seniors would like to age in place in their homes, that isn’t always possible due to health, mobility, safety, and financial concerns.
HUD’s Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing program provides federal funding for service coordinators to assist elderly individuals and persons with disabilities in obtaining the supportive services they need to continue to live as independently as possible in their homes. The service coordinator plays a critical role in supporting HUD-assisted multifamily housing as a platform for financial security, physical security, social connections, and the delivery of long-term community based supportive services, especially for vulnerable populations such as the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Service coordinators manage and provide access to necessary supportive services in the community, provide case management services as needed, and develop programs and resources that support wellness for the entire resident population.
Senator Reed helped provide $125 million for the Service Coordinator Program in the fiscal year 2021 Omnibus.
Rhode Island award recipients of this federal funding include:
- Charlesgate Park Apartments: $45,012
- Charlesgate South Apartments: $45,012
- Charlesgate East Apartments: $45,012
- Charlesgate North Apartments: $46,190
- Davenport Associates: $45,012
- Roland M. Boucher Apartments: $33,625.00
- Meadow View Group: $13,154.00
- Douglas Manor: $12,957
- Harris House: $47,654
- Marvin Gardens Apartments: $32,177
- Mt Vernon Temple North: $48,478
- HLM/PAG: $39,660
- Huntington Tower Apartments: $38,344
- Omni Washington: $13,673
- United Methodist Elder Care: $190,529
- CS Apartments: $45,384
- Rumford Towers: $113,126