HOPWA Formula Modernization Reflects Current HIV Trends

Content From: AIDS.govPublished: November 11, 20161 min read


Director’s Note from Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy: We know that people living with HIV who have unstable housing have poorer health outcomes and are at greater risk for transmitting HIV. I conducted research on this very issue while I was at CDC, and these findings have been replicated again and again by other researchers. Efforts to address housing are vital to our national response to HIV. Recent Congressional action to revise the formula used to allocate funds under the 24-year old Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program will allow the nation to better align federal resources with where they are most needed.
The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, which has been operating under the same statute and regulations since it was established in 1992, is changing to reflect current HIV epidemic trends with the passing and signing of Public Law 114-201. In a message to stakeholdersExit Disclaimerlast month, Rita Flegel, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing