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HUD No. 18-092
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Wednesday
August 29, 2018

HUD AWARDS $23 MILLION TO RENEW SUPPORT TO 22 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 (HUD) today 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:

State Grantee  Grant Amount 
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
Pennsylvania Calcutta House $837,303
Vermont Burlington Housing Authority $382,494
Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin $1,261,955
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Health $572,938
  $23,811,493


Read a program summary for each grantee.

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