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HUD No. 21-114
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July 22, 2021

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $27 MILLION TO 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 $27 million to assist thousands of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families 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 31 local programs. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.

“Safe and stable housing can have a profound impact on one’s life,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is proud to continue its support of local partners in their work to assist persons living with HIV/AIDS in securing the essential housing, healthcare, and opportunities they deserve.”

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 Name Final Approved Amounts
AK State of Alaska $773,309
CA Lutheran Social Services of Northern California $1,276,936
CA The Salvation Army, a California Corporation $1,063,476
DE Ministry of Caring, Inc. $791,010
HI Gregory House Programs $1,391,903
IL AIDS Foundation of Chicago $1,458,870
IL Chicago House and Social Service Agency $1,277,394
IL City of Chicago $1,494,847
IL Interfaith Residence dba Doorways $971,945
MA Community Healthlink, Inc. $838,159
MA Fenway Community Health Center $1,398,936
ME Frannie Peabody Center $1,042,130
ME Frannie Peabody Center $1,310,348
MI Cass Community Social Services, Inc. $1,350,186
MO Interfaith Residence dba Doorways $1,117,255
MT State of Montana $1,493,525
NH State of New Hampshire $974,100
NJ New Jersey Department of health $1,235,823
NY Bailey House, Inc. $1,039,365
NY Bailey House, Inc. $1,326,555
VT Burlington Housing Authority $383,875
WA Washington State Department of Health $1,222,025
WI AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin d/b/a Vivent Health $1,263,091
WY Wyoming Department of Health $573,454


Read a program summary for each grantee.

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