Yesterday I joined our friends and colleagues at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program. To quote HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, "Today there are 8,000 Section 202 developments across the country providing quality, affordable living to over a quarter million elderly households."
It's a great program that has increased the quality of life for so many seniors. Now, because of LEGACY Intergenerational Housing provisions that many of you helped us get passed, some 202 funds are being used to develop housing for grandfamilies.
We're proud of our partnership with HUD and the opportunities we've had to education housing experts about these families and their unique situations. In particular I want to commend Willie Spearman, Aretha Williams, Claire Trivedi and Vyllora Evens for their hard work and commitment. Congratulations and we look forward to working with you over the next 50 years!