LCAO establishes workgroup on Housing & LTSS
Efforts led by HBABCs’ Alayna Waldrum and Kendra Kuehn on behalf of the American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) have resulted in the formation of a new workgroup on Housing and Long-Term Services & Supports under the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO). AASC together with HBABCs proposed the new workgroup in order to create a forum for greater attention on housing-related issues of importance to older adults, such as affordable housing and service coordination. AASC partnered with B’nai B’rith to host the first meeting on the new workgroup on January 23rd 2020 at the offices of B’nai B’rith. B’nai B’rith, a major provider of senior housing and employer of service coordinators, works closely with AASC on advocacy in support of federal housing policy for older adults.
As a result of the workgroup’s efforts, the February 5th LCAO meeting in Washington, D.C. featured Jennifer Molinsky, Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), who addressed the JCHS report, Housing America’s Older Adults 2019. B’nai B’rith, a major provider of senior housing and employer of service coordinators, works closely with AASC on advocacy in support of federal housing policy for older adults. AASC, B’nai B’rith and HBABCs welcome any input about housing and LTSS issues that could be considered by the new workgroup. The Harvard JCHS report can be accessed at: https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/housing-americas-older-adults-2019