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HUD Healthy Homes: Age in Place - Older Americans Month

The HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes joins the Administration for Community Living in observing Older Americans Month. 
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

May 15, 2024

OAM

The HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) joins the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in observing Older Americans Month (OAM).  Established in 1963, OAM is celebrated every May and is a time to recognize older Americans' contributions, highlight aging trends, and reaffirm commitments to serving the older adults in our communities.  This year's theme, "Powered by Connection," focuses on the profound impact that meaningful connections have on the well-being and health of older adults. 

How does OLHCHH help older adults?

OLHCHH makes available grant funds and training resources to non-federal entities under the Older Adult Home Modification Grant Program (OAHMP). The goal of  OAHMP is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications to reduce older adults' risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and to improve their functional abilities in their home. This will enable older adults to remain in their homes, that is, to “age in place,” rather than move to nursing homes or other assisted care facilities. 

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The HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes' mission is to help all Americans, especially children and other vulnerable populations in low-income households, reach their full potential by making homes safe and healthy.  Learn more.

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