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HUD No. 17-118
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Friday
December 22, 2017

HUD AWARDS $37 MILLION TO RENEW SUPPORT TO 32 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS
Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk of homelessness

WASHINGTON - 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) 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 https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/.

HUD is providing renewal grants to the following local programs:

State Grantee Grant Amount
Alaska Alaska Housing Finance Corp $915,442
Alabama AIDS Alabama, Inc. $937,228
Health Services Center, Inc $885,765
Arizona Pima County $1,353,465
Cochise County $611,584
Hawaii Maui A.I.D.S. Foundation $1,441,159
Idaho Idaho Housing & Finance Association $1,349,185
Illinois University of Illinois, College of Medicine $1,252,469
AIDS Foundation of Chicago $1,423,648
AIDS Foundation of Chicago $1,382,574
Kentucky Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government $1,430,000
Massachusetts Action, Inc. $1,284,452
Maryland City of Baltimore, DHCD $1,424,500
AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. $1,339,000
Minnesota Salvation Army, Harbor Lights $467,299
Clare Housing $420,902
Mississippi Grace House $1,221,580
Montana State of Montana $1,430,000
New Hampshire Harbor Homes, Inc. $500,457
State of New Hampshire $966,900
City of Nashua $1,430,000
New Mexico Santa Fe Community Housing Trust $1,314,280
New York Greyston Health Services, Inc. $1,346,087
Bailey House, Inc. $1,325,494
Oregon Oregon Health Authority $1,371,362
Pennsylvania Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. $1,339,000
Tennessee Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority $1,108,664
Texas Tarrant County Community Development Division $950,966
Virgin Islands Methodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc. $1,435,614
Vermont Vermont Housing and Conservation Board $1,433,508
Washington State of Washington $1,301,664
Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin $1,339,000
     $37,733,248


Read a comprehensive summary for each grantee.

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