Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

To provide States and localities with the resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of persons with AIDS or related diseases and their families.


Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

AIDS Alabama, Inc., of Birmingham was awarded a 2007 HOPWA renewal grant of $879,963 to continue the Alabama Rural AIDS Project.

This permanent housing support reaches 27 households through the use of small housing facilities operated by local providers in the state's 35 most rural counties.

The Delaware HIV Consortium was awarded a HOPWA 2007 renewal grant of $749,291 to continue Women's Space, involving the operation of a permanent housing facility which provides 10 units of housing and on-site supportive services to assist women with HIV/AIDS address co-occurring substance use and/or mental health disorders.

Broward House, Inc., Recently Incarcerated Substance Abuse Housing (RISAH) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was awarded a new 2007 HOPWA Special Project of National Significance grant of $1,339,000.

RISAH will provide nine units of double occupancy transitional housing and substance abuse treatment to 36 post incarcerated individuals annually.

Contact: Greyston Health Services Inc., 23 Park Avenue, Younkers, NY 10703.

Steven Brown, President and CEO, Telephone: (914) 376-3900; Fax: (914) 376-1333; and E-mail: sabrown@greyston.org.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - Designated Community Planning and Development staff in each HUD Field Office.

HUD Field Offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories


Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
City Of St Louis, The $ 1,386,870   2015-09-232018-09-22
Health And Human Services, New Hampshire Dept Of-$ 930   2014-05-302018-02-28
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board-$ 41,747   2014-05-302018-02-28
Aids Foundation Of Chicago-$ 7,720   2014-07-162018-01-31
Commerce, Washington State Department Of-$ 63,286   2014-05-292017-12-31
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation-$ 90,301   2014-07-242017-12-31
Idaho Housing And Finance Association-$ 80,970   2014-06-062017-09-30
Harbor Homes, Inc.-$ 12,261   2014-05-302017-09-30
Aids Foundation Of Chicago $ 1,456,307   2014-07-162017-07-31
Municipal Court Of The City Of Newark $ 4,913,428   2010-01-012010-10-31

Program Accomplishments

HOPWA program addresses the housing needs of low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families. Assistance enables these special needs households to establish or maintain stable housing, reduce their risks of homelessness and improve their access to health-care and other support. Housing also serves as a base from which to participate in advances in HIV treatment and related care. HOPWA funds have helped many communities establish strategic AIDS housing plans, better coordinate local and private efforts, fill gaps in local systems of care, and create new housing resources. In assisting low-income persons who are living with HIV or AIDS and their families avoid homelessness, grantees have provided for a wide-array of housing with social services and engage in program planning and development activities in connection with health-care, AIDS drug assistance and other support offered through community-wide efforts. Formula and competitive grantees are reporting that 67,850 units of housing have been supported through HOPWA funds in program year 2006-7. Grantees also report that about 91 percent of HOPWA's beneficiaries have family incomes of less than $1,000 per month and all families are low-income (less than 80 percent of area median income), including 77 percent with extremely low incomes (less than 30 percent of area median incomes).

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grantees and project sponsors may use HOPWA funds to provide for any of the following eligible activities, subject to certain standards and limitations provided in the regulations: (l) Housing information services including, but not limited to, counseling, information, and referral services to assist eligible individuals to locate, acquire, finance and maintain housing; (2) Resource identification to establish, coordinate and develop housing assistance resources; (3) Acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease, and repair of facilities to provide housing and services; (4) New construction (for single room occupancy (SRO) dwellings and community residences only); (5) Project- or tenant-based rental assistance including assistance for shared housing arrangements; (6) Short-term rent, mortgage, and utility payments to prevent the homelessness of the tenant or mortgagor of a dwelling; (7) permanent housing placement assistance; (8) Supportive services including, but not limited to, health, such as uncompensated costs subject to limitations at 574.310(a)(2), mental health, assessment, drug and alcohol abuse treatment and counseling, day care, nutritional services, intensive care when required, and assistance in gaining access to local, State, and Federal government benefits and services except that health services may not be provided to family members (Per the HOPWA regulations, health services may only be provided to an individual with HIV/AIDS (not family members) and payments for health-care costs are limited by 574.300(b)(7) to items and services that are not made or reasonably expected to be made under compensation programs, insurance policy, or health benefits programs.

HUD issued guidance on the restricted use of HOPWA funds for AIDS Drug Assistance and other health-care costs).

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