HUD: More than $27 Million Awarded to Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk of homelessness

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:

StateGrantee NameFinal Approved Amounts
AKState of Alaska$773,309
CALutheran Social Services of Northern California$1,276,936
CAThe Salvation Army, a California Corporation$1,063,476
DEMinistry of Caring, Inc.$791,010
HIGregory House Programs$1,391,903
ILAIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,458,870
ILChicago House and Social Service Agency$1,277,394
ILCity of Chicago$1,494,847
ILInterfaith Residence dba Doorways$971,945
MACommunity Healthlink, Inc.$838,159
MAFenway Community Health Center$1,398,936
MEFrannie Peabody Center$1,042,130
MEFrannie Peabody Center$1,310,348
MICass Community Social Services, Inc.$1,350,186
MOInterfaith Residence dba Doorways$1,117,255
MTState of Montana$1,493,525
NHState of New Hampshire$974,100
NJNew Jersey Department of health$1,235,823
NYBailey House, Inc.$1,039,365
NYBailey House, Inc.$1,326,555
VTBurlington Housing Authority$383,875
WAWashington State Department of Health$1,222,025
WIAIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin d/b/a Vivent Health$1,263,091
WYWyoming Department of Health$573,454


Read a program summary for each grantee.

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