2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Culpepper Garden III

Item 106 #2h

Item 106 #2h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Commerce and Trade
Housing and Community Development, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $100,000 GF

Page 93, line 18, strike "$41,654,312" and insert "$41,754,312".
Page 289, after line 3, insert:
"H.1. Out of the appropriation for this item, $100,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for a demonstration project to pay a portion of the costs of assisted-living care services for residents of Culpepper Garden III, an assisted living facility subsidized by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for low-income elderly in Arlington, who have no assets and monthly incomes of $1,200 or less, and who require assistance with at least three activities of daily living.  The project is designed to demonstrate the costs and benefits to the Commonwealth of using Commonwealth funds to partially subsidize the costs of assisted living for very low-income residents who reside in HUD-subsidized facilities.  The funds would be used only to pay for part of the costs of providing personal care services to elderly Medicaid-eligible individuals who need assistance with three or more activities of daily living.
2. It is the intent of the General Assembly that this project be funded in the amount of $100,000 per year for five years.
3. Findings from this demonstration program shall be made available annually to the Joint Commission on Health Care for its consideration of the Commonwealth's policy of long-term care for the frail elderly."

(This amendment provides funding in the second year to Culpepper Gardens III for the first year of a five-year project to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness and benefits to the Commonwealth of providing state subsidies to HUD-subsidized assisted living facilities to cover part of the costs of care services for very low-income frail elderly who require assistance with at least three activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and taking medication. The project takes advantage of the large subsidies provided by HUD to residents of its Section 202 facilities for the elderly so that a larger portion of their limited incomes can be used to pay for part of the cost of their care services.)