|HUD No. 22-170
HUD Public Affairs
September 15, 2022
HUD AWARDS NEARLY $9 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’s (HUD) Office of HIV/AIDS Housing announced it will award $8,870,916 million in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Renewal and Replacement Grants, which assist with tenant based rental assistance, supportive services, and other housing activities. This is the first of two rounds of grant announcements.
“Access to safe, stable, and affordable housing is a critical social determinant of health”, said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “I am proud of the role HUD will play to prevent discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS, expand access to HIV housing and services, and, ultimately, reduce stigma.”
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/.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal and Replacement Awards
To read the full grants’ project summaries, click here.
|AL||Health Services Center, Inc.||$889,689|
|AL||AIDS Alabama, Inc.||$885,108|
|FL||I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc.||$1,265,008|
|FL||City of Key West||$1,519,564|
|MD||Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.||$1,296,621|
|ME||The Frannie Peabody Center||$1,470,555|
|NH||State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services||$764,242|
|TX||CITY OF Dallas||$780,129|