From: The Honorable Patrick Murphy
Sent By:
Bill: H.R. 5254
Date: 6/14/2016

Cosponsors: Reps Murphy, Poliquin, Brown, Butterfield,
Conyers, DeSaulnier, Dingell, Frankel, GaramendiGrijalva, Hastings, Keating, Kuster, Lujan Grisham, Moore, Norton, Peters, Pocan, Sinema

Supported By The Alliance For Retired Americans

Dear Colleague:

Helping seniors “age in place” and stay in their homes improves quality of life and decreases overall health care costs.  Seniors who are unable to live in their homes often turn to assisted living facilities or nursing homes, which can cost significantly more money.  As the large Baby Boomer generation continues to age, these costs will only increase.  The Senior Accessible Housing Act (H.R. 5254) would build upon our commitment to help seniors better afford the modifications necessary to age in place, where they would rather be, and live with dignity and independence.

This bipartisan, commonsense bill would provide a tax credit for the cost of home modifications that help seniors age in place.

Homes can be made more accessible through a range of modifications and improvements, including constructing ramps, widening doorways, installing handrails and grab bars, and adding non-slip flooring.  These alterations will enhance mobility around their homes, prevent falls when walking, bathing, or showering, and make it easier to use necessary appliances.  All of these modifications and improvements will help America’s seniors stay at home, where they want to be.

We encourage all of our colleagues to support this commonsense piece of legislation.


Patrick E. Murphy                        Bruce Poliquin