June 28, 2024

HUD: $26 Million Awarded to Address the HIV Epidemic through Housing

Funding empowers communities to develop and execute new projects, positioning housing as a key strategy to combat the HIV epidemic.

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $26 million in Housing Interventions to End the HIV Epidemic program funding. This funding will go to 11 communities across the nation. Grantees receive a one-time award to fund housing assistance and supportive services for eligible individuals and families, coordination and planning activities, grants management and administration. HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Marion McFadden made the announcement alongside local leaders from Volunteers of America in Los Angeles, CA.

“HUD is addressing homelessness and housing instability for the populations most impacted by the HIV epidemic,” said HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “This funding will provide grantees and their stakeholders the opportunity to complement local efforts to end the HIV epidemic.”

The Housing Interventions (HINT) to End the HIV Epidemic program is part of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. Unlike the majority of HOPWA funding, which is distributed through annual formula allocations, HINT is a competitive award aimed at promoting best practices in the field.

“Earlier this year, HUD provided $455 million to 130 grantees through the HOPWA program to connect people with HIV/AIDS to housing and support,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary McFadden. “The awards announced today allow communities to continue driving forward best practices and sharing successes with the field.”

Each awarded project will:

By the end of the grant period, each grantee will create a HOPWA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Grant Model. This model will showcase effective practices and lessons learned in using housing to combat the HIV epidemic. These models will be shared publicly, and the insights gained will help shape national and community policies and actions.

HUD joins its federal colleagues in efforts to end the HIV epidemic by contributing to action items and efforts in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative through these HOPWA HINT SPNS grants.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Competitive Grant: Housing Interventions (HINT) to End the HIV Epidemic Awardees

State Applicant Award Amount 
CA Volunteers of America of Los Angeles $2,500,000  
CA WestCare California, Inc. $2,500,000  
CO Vivent Health, Inc $2,000,329  
GA AID Atlanta Inc $2,500,000  
GA Positive Impact Health Centers $2,500,000  
MA Justice Resource Institute, Inc. $1,803,438  
MN Clare Housing $2,500,000  
NJ The Center in Asbury Park $2,500,000  
OR Oregon Health Authority $2,500,000  
TX AIDS Outreach Center Inc $2,500,000  
TX Houston Housing Authority $2,500,000  
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