September 19, 2023

HUD: Nearly $30 Million Awarded to Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

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

The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the allocation of $29,661,629 for Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Renewal and Replacement Grants. These grants assist with tenant-based rental assistance, supportive services, and other housing activities. The announcement is the first of two rounds of grants that will be made available.

“Access to safe, stable, and affordable housing is a critical social determinant of health,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “I am proud of the role HUD plays to prevent discrimination against people with HIV, expand access to HIV housing and services, and, ultimately, reduce stigma.”

Research shows that a stable home is critical to the well-being of people with HIV, and results in better health outcomes including viral suppression, and there is overwhelming evidence that has established an undetectable viral load means the virus is untransmittable. In addition to housing assistance, these local programs will provide access to supportive services such as case management, mental health services, substance use prevention, and employment training. The combination of housing assistance and supportive services is 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 developing and operating high-quality supportive housing programs. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD provides grants to cities, states, and nonprofit organizations to provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons with HIV and their families. By assisting with housing and related services, the HOPWA program helps persons with HIV enter into housing, access and remain in medical care, and adhere to complex treatment regimens. More information on the HOPWA program is available at

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal and Replacement Awards
To read the full grants’ project summaries, click here.

StateAwardeeAward Amount
AKAlaska Housing Finance Corp$924,965.00
ALAIDS Alabama, Inc.$987,317.00
ALHealth Services Center, Inc$915,881.00
AZCochise County$643,013.00
AZPima County$1,425,283.00
CAAlameda County$1,561,072.00
GACity of Savannah, Daniel Flagg Villas$261,995.00
GACity of Savannah, Project House Call$692,757.00
HIMaui A.I.D.S. Foundation$1,520,103.00
ILAIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,483,450.00
ILAIDS Foundation of Chicago$1,422,571.00
ILThe Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, College of Medicine$1,311,404.00
KYLexington-Fayette Urban County Government$1,506,791.00
MAAction, Inc.$1,300,585.00
MNClare Housing$994,072.00
MNClare Housing$431,806.00
MNThe Salvation Army$473,084.00
MSGrace House$1,266,240.00
MTState of Montana$1,512,514.00
NHCity of Nashua$1,532,092.00
NHHarbor Homes, Inc.$512,470.00
OROregon Health Authority$1,453,052.00
TNKingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority$1,133,529.00
VIMeeting the Needs of Our Community$1,510,082.00
VTVermont Housing and Conservation Board$1,497,540.00
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