In Massachusetts, there are over 100,000 units of subsidized affordable housing targeted to older adults including public housing and privately owned assisted housing. Since many
residents of affordable senior housing may be eligible for and can benefit from PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), partnerships and collaborations between PACE Organizations and housing providers provide an excellent opportunity to further support a building’s residents.
LeadingAge Massachusetts and MassPACE recently launched a guide to understand PACE programming and introduce and provide examples of PACE-Housing partnerships to stakeholders in the housing arena (e.g., landlords, property managers, developers, etc.),
and to highlight opportunities for housing agencies to further support tenants through relationships with PACE Organizations.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collabortaive encourages age- and dementia friendly community stakeholders to review the guide and explore potential partnerships that connect housing and support services.