WASHINGTON, D.C. – HomesRenewed Coalition is mobilizing leaders in home renovation, homecare, technology, and others serving older Americans living in the community to call on the 117th Congress to include tax and other incentives in 2021 legislation. These incentives will enable Americans to upgrade their homes for safety and meet changing needs as well as to help the economy with construction jobs.
“This is a quickly-moving group effort bringing together builders and remodelers, manufacturers and distributors, as well as healthcare providers to ensure that our aging population’s housing needs are understood and addressed in upcoming legislation,” said Louis Tenenbaum, founder and CEO.
“It is urgent that Congress acts. Research shows that more than 80 percent of Americans want to age in place. This is the perfect storm: Covid-19 laid bare the dangers of living in long-term group care facilities, jobs are needed; and healthcare costs are going through the roof. But safe and appropriate housing just isn’t available today. We need government incentives to drive consumers to upgrade their homes now.”
The non-partisan, nation-wide group is growing quickly. Major supporters of this legislative campaign include VGM-LIve at Home, Lifewise Clinical Home Modifications, Accessible Systems, HandyPro, Age Safe America, and Legal Eagle Contractors. “We encourage our colleagues to join us in this effort and grow the movement for better, safer housing for older Americans,” said Tenenbaum.