HUD Awards More Than $35 Million to 31 Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

Content From: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPublished: June 30, 20203 min read



Cross-posted from HUD Public Affairs

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

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [on June 17] announced more than $35.8 million to assist more than 2,856 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families over a three-year period. The funding is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA)Exit Disclaimer and will renew HUD's support of 31 local programs. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.

“We recognize the importance stable housing can have on a person living with HIV/AIDS,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Working closely with our partners nationwide, these grants will provide the critical housing and care they need manage to their health.”

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 supportive services such as case management, mental health services, substance abuse services, and employment training. This combination of housing assistance and supportive services are critical to 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:

StateGranteeGrant Amount
AKAlaska Housing Finance Corp$892,646
ALAIDS Alabama, Inc.$938,072
ALHealth Services Center, Inc$886,563
AZPima County$1,355,770
AZCochise County$616,323
CACity of Los Angeles$1,445,197
HIMaui A.I.D.S. Foundation$1,444,074
IDIdaho Housing & Finance Association$1,333,793
ILAIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,425,065
ILUniversity of Illinois, College of Medicine$1,252,970
ILAIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,370,429
KYLexington-Fayette Urban County Government$1,441,081
MAAction, Inc.$1,244,213
MDCity of Baltimore, DHCD$1,331,033
MDAIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc.$1,284,588
MNThe Salvation Army$459,768
MNClare Housing$421,113
MSGrace House$1,209,843
MTState of Montana$1,441,081
NHHarbor Homes, Inc.$494,450
NHCity of Nashua$1,439,929
NMSanta Fe Community Housing Trust$1,276,263
NYGreyston Health Services, Inc.$1,348,063
OROregon Health Authority$1,379,538
PAAsociación De Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc.$1,292,763
TNKingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority$1,076,041
TXTarrant County Community Development Division$ 927,766
VIMethodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc.$1,436,907
VTVermont Housing and Conservation Board$1,430,747
WADowntown Emergency Service Center$579,260
WIAIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin$1,340,206

Read a program summary for each grantee.