HUD Awards $23 Million to Renew Support to 22 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

Content From: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPublished: October 03, 20182 min read


Cross-posted from HUD Press Room

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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)Exit Disclaimer 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 Disclaimer.

HUD is providing renewal grants to the following local programs:

StateGrantee Grant Amount 
AlaskaAlaska Housing Finance Corporation$767,362
CaliforniaLutheran Social Services of Northern California$1,275,787
Salvation Army Alegria$1,062,519
DelawareMinistry of Caring, Inc.$790,298
HawaiiGregory House Programs$1,390,650
IllinoisAIDS 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
MassachusettsFenway Community Health Center, Inc.$1,394,366
Community Healthlink, Inc.$837,404
MaineFrannie Peabody Center$1,309,169
Frannie Peabody Center$1,041,192
MichiganCass Community Social Services, Inc.$1,348,970
MissouriInterfaith Residence Dba Doorways (MO)$1,109,357
MontanaState of Montana - Dept of Public Health & Human Services$1,482,040
New HampshireState of New Hampshire$733,521
New YorkBailey House, Inc.$1,038,429
PennsylvaniaCalcutta House$837,303
VermontBurlington Housing Authority$382,494
WisconsinAIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin$1,261,955
WyomingWyoming Department of Health$572,938

Read a program summary for each grantee [PDF, 23.4KB].