Other Senior Housing Services

  1. Congregate Housing Services Program
  2. Service Coordinator Grant Program
  3. Area Agency on Aging

Option 1: Congregate Housing Services Program

HUD’s Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) funds meals and other supportive services for frail elderly and non-elderly disabled residents of federally subsidized housing.

  • It supports meal delivery and non-medical supportive services that help residents maintain independent living.
  • Properties must offer at least one hot meal per day.
  • Many Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, Section 202 and Section 515 properties dedicated to serving seniors and disabled residents participate in this program.
  • You can check with the owner or property manager to see if they receive CHSP funds and what services are provided.

Option 2: Service Coordinator Grant Program

Owners of HUD-assisted multifamily housing designed for the elderly can participate in the Service Coordinator Grant Program.

  • These grants pay for service coordinators who help connect tenants with social and health services provided by other organizations in the area.
  • Service coordinators do not provide resident care, but do help connect residents to health and wellness services, transportation, meal services and other community resources.
  • Most of these properties receive either Section 202 rental assistance or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance so they are affordable to seniors with the lowest incomes.
  • You can ask the owner or property manager if there is a service coordinator and what services are available for residents

Option 3: Area Agency on Aging

If you are a senior looking for housing or trying to find supportive services, the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) can provide referrals and other assistance.

  • AAAs were established under the 1973 Older Americans Act to respond to the needs of those 60 years old and older in every community.
  • AAAs provide direct services and coordinate with other local service organizations to meet senior housing, health and other needs.
  • They act as resource centers and provide service referrals, they often oversee the local Meals on Wheels program, and support home health care programs.
  • They have five core services either provided directly or in partnership with other agencies: nutrition, health and wellness, caregivers, elder rights and supportive services.
  • You can get contact information for your local Area Agency on Aging through the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging website.