NCAL Endorses the Expanding Service Coordinators Act

Advocacy; Assisted Living

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) had endorsed the Expanding Service Coordinators Act (H.R. 8866), which would make critical investments and reforms to expand the service coordinator programs to serve more people in federally assisted housing. U.S. House Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced this important legislation. 

Specifically, the bill would: 

  • Authorize an additional $100 million each year for five years to the Multi-Family Housing Service Coordinator program. 
  • Authorize a total $45 million each year for five years for the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency service coordinator program. 
  • Establish a training set aside to improve capacity and retention of service coordinators. 
  • Extend qualification for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to service coordinators. ​
  • Direct GAO to report on the availability and work of service coordinators in rural areas. 

Service coordinators help individuals navigate the complicated web of social services that can make the difference between a resident sinking or thriving as Rep. Smith noted in his press statement on this legislation. 

NCAL is also making affordable assisted living a priority and working on ways to ensure individuals most in need have access to these important care providers.