HUD Awards $37 Million to Renew Support to 32 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

Content From: HIV.govPublished: January 10, 20183 min read



Cross-posted from HUD Press Room  

Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk of homelessness

WASHINGTON - [On December 22, 2017], The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $37 million to assist more than 4,000 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 32 local programs. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.

"We know there's a strong connection between health and stable housing. Having a place to call home can make a world of difference to someone who is trying to not only manage their health but also to avoid experiencing homelessness," said Secretary Ben Carson. "These grants will assist our partners on the ground who provide 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 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, managed by the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, 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:

StateGranteeGrant Amount
AlaskaAlaska Housing Finance Corp$915,442
AlabamaAIDS Alabama, Inc.$937,228
Health Services Center, Inc$885,765
ArizonaPima County$1,353,465
Cochise County$611,584
HawaiiMaui A.I.D.S. Foundation$1,441,159
IdahoIdaho Housing & Finance Association$1,349,185
IllinoisUniversity of Illinois, College of Medicine$1,252,469
AIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,423,648
AIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,382,574
KentuckyLexington-Fayette Urban County Government$1,430,000
MassachusettsAction, Inc.$1,284,452
MarylandCity of Baltimore, DHCD$1,424,500
AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc.$1,339,000
MinnesotaSalvation Army, Harbor Lights$467,299
Clare Housing$420,902
MississippiGrace House$1,221,580
MontanaState of Montana$1,430,000
New HampshireHarbor Homes, Inc.$500,457
State of New Hampshire$966,900
City of Nashua$1,430,000
New MexicoSanta Fe Community Housing Trust$1,314,280
New YorkGreyston Health Services, Inc.$1,346,087
Bailey House, Inc.$1,325,494
OregonOregon Health Authority$1,371,362
PennsylvaniaAsociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc.$1,339,000
TennesseeKingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority$1,108,664
TexasTarrant County Community Development Division$950,966
Virgin IslandsMethodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc.$1,435,614
VermontVermont Housing and Conservation Board$1,433,508
WashingtonState of Washington$1,301,664
WisconsinAIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin$1,339,000
TOTAL $37,733,248

Read a comprehensive summary for each grantee [PDF, 45.7 KB].