Hud Announces $18.7 Million To Support Housing And Service Programs For Persons And Families With Hiv/Aids
Hundreds of persons with HIV/AIDS who are either homeless or at extreme risk of living on the streets will find new homes because of $18.7 million in funding awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding is part of HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Housing assistance and related services funded by HOPWA are a part of the system of care for those living with HIV/AIDS. A stable home environment is critical for low-income persons managing complex drug therapies and potential side effects from their treatments. In August, HUD awarded an additional $18.8 million to help 19 local projects find permanent housing solutions for those living with HIV/AIDS.
The local programs awarded funding will help 545 households to find transitional supportive housing for the next three years and will seek to move these families into more permanent arrangements with greater self sufficiency. In addition to the HUD funding, the programs will stimulate another $23.5 million from other public and private sources in further assistance.
Ninety percent of HOPWA funds are distributed by formula to cities and states based on the number of AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HUD’s formula grants are managed by 121 local and state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources. This year, HUD is making available a total of $282 million in HOPWA funds to help communities provide housing for this special needs population.
The following local projects are being funded through HUD’s HOPWA Program:
Los Angeles The Salvation Army, A California Corp. $281,326
Modesto Stanislaus Community Assistance Project $1,244,488
Oakland East Oakland Community Project $1,287,500
Denver Colorado Health Network $730,643
Wilmington Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. $1,339,000
Tampa Gulf Coast Jewish Services, Inc $1,339,000
Joliet Cornerstone Services $1,192,264
Rural Kentucky Kentucky Housing Corporation $1,027,915
Baltimore City of Baltimore Heath Department $1,300,974
Baltimore AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. $1,018,355
Statewide MT, ND & SD State of Montana, Dept. of Public Health and Human Services $1,429,307
Charlotte Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium $1,190,276
Nashua City of Nashua, Div. Of Public Health and Community Services $1,360,232
New York City United Bronx Parents, Inc. $1,338,999
San Antonio Alamo Area Resource Center $1,209,281
Statewide State of West Virginia, Office of Economic Opportunities $1,430,000