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Gillibrand Pushing for Senior & Disabled Affordable Housing


New York’s junior senator is pushing for affordable housing for older American and those living with disabilities.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for passage of the Visitable Inclusive Tax Credits for Accessible Living, or VITAL Act. The bill would increase investment in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program to ensure developers build housing units designed for the elderly and those with disabilities.

This would also encourage new units built to be wheelchair accessible and be located in walkable communities.

“By 2034, the number of adults age 65 and older will be greater than the number of children under 18 for the first time ever, and we need to make sure our priorities match this changing landscape. As a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I have traveled across New York talking to older Americans and understand that aging with dignity means safeguarding the right to age in place,” said Senator Gillibrand.“ The VITAL Act would make this possible by investing in aging-friendly living spaces that meet mobility and accessibility needs for our seniors and people living with disabilities. With more than 40% of Americans age 65 and older living with some type of disability, this need is urgent. I am a proud cosponsor of this bill and I am committed to removing barriers to affordable and accessible housing for all older Americans.”


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