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HUD No. 20-082
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Wednesday
June 17, 2020

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $35 MILLION TO 31 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 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 announced today is offered through HUDā€™s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) 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.

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

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, HUDā€™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
AK Alaska Housing Finance Corp  $892,646
AL AIDS Alabama, Inc.  $938,072
AL Health Services Center, Inc  $886,563
AZ Pima County  $1,355,770
AZ Cochise County  $616,323
CA City of Los Angeles  $1,445,197
HI Maui A.I.D.S. Foundation  $1,444,074
ID Idaho Housing & Finance Association  $1,333,793
IL AIDS Foundation of Chicago  $1,425,065
IL University of Illinois, College of Medicine  $1,252,970
IL AIDS Foundation of Chicago  $1,370,429
KY Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government  $1,441,081
MA Action, Inc.  $1,244,213
MD City of Baltimore, DHCD  $1,331,033
MD AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc.  $1,284,588
MN The Salvation Army  $459,768
MN Clare Housing  $421,113
MS Grace House  $1,209,843
MT State of Montana  $1,441,081
NH Harbor Homes, Inc.  $494,450
NH City of Nashua  $1,439,929
NM Santa Fe Community Housing Trust  $1,276,263
NY Greyston Health Services, Inc.  $1,348,063
OR Oregon Health Authority  $1,379,538
PA AsociaciĆ³n De PuertorriqueƱos en Marcha, Inc.  $1,292,763
TN Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority  $1,076,041
TX Tarrant County Community Development Division  $ 927,766
VI Methodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc.  $1,436,907
VT Vermont Housing and Conservation Board  $1,430,747
WA Downtown Emergency Service Center  $579,260
WI AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin  $1,340,206


Read a program summary for each grantee.

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