Cross-posted from HUD Press Room
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on August 29 announced $23 million to assist more than 1,700 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families annually over a three-year period. The funding announced today is offered through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD's support of 22 local programs. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.
"We recognize the profound effect stable housing can have on a person trying to manage their health," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "Working closely with our partners on the ground, these grants will provide critically needed housing and care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS."
Research shows that a stable home is critical to the well-being of persons living with HIV/AIDS, and results in better health outcomes and reduced transmission of the disease. In addition to housing assistance, these local programs will provide access to supportive services such as case management, mental health services, substance abuse services, and employment training. The combination of housing assistance and supportive services are critical in sustaining housing stability, promoting better health outcomes, and increasing quality of life, which promotes self-sufficiency efforts for those able to transition to the private housing market.
Since 1992, HUD's HOPWA Program has provided national leadership and resources that support the development and operation of high-quality supportive housing programs. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to cities, states, and nonprofit organizations to provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. By providing assistance with housing and related services, the HOPWA program helps persons living with HIV/AIDS enter into housing, access and remain in medical care, and adhere to complex treatment regimens. More information on the HOPWA program is available at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/.
HUD is providing renewal grants to the following local programs:
|Alaska||Alaska Housing Finance Corporation||$767,362|
|California||Lutheran Social Services of Northern California||$1,275,787|
|Salvation Army Alegria||$1,062,519|
|Delaware||Ministry of Caring, Inc.||$790,298|
|Hawaii||Gregory House Programs||$1,390,650|
|Illinois||AIDS Foundation of Chicago||$1,450,980|
|City of Chicago Public Health Dept.||$1,483,352|
|Chicago House & Social Service Agency, Inc.||$1,276,244|
|Interfaith Residence Dba Doorways (IL)||$965,163|
|Massachusetts||Fenway Community Health Center, Inc.||$1,394,366|
|Community Healthlink, Inc.||$837,404|
|Maine||Frannie Peabody Center||$1,309,169|
|Frannie Peabody Center||$1,041,192|
|Michigan||Cass Community Social Services, Inc.||$1,348,970|
|Missouri||Interfaith Residence Dba Doorways (MO)||$1,109,357|
|Montana||State of Montana - Dept of Public Health & Human Services||$1,482,040|
|New Hampshire||State of New Hampshire||$733,521|
|New York||Bailey House, Inc.||$1,038,429|
|Vermont||Burlington Housing Authority||$382,494|
|Wisconsin||AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin||$1,261,955|
|Wyoming||Wyoming Department of Health||$572,938|
Read a program summary for each grantee [PDF, 23.4KB].