HUD AWARDS $24 MILLION TO RENEW SUPPORT TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $24 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families annually. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.

The funding announced today is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 25 local programs. These local programs will use the grants announced today to continue providing housing assistance to more than 1,200 households annually throughout the three-year grant period.

“Simply put, housing is healthcare,” said Secretary Julián Castro. “We’re proud to continue working with our local partners to provide housing and care for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Their hard work continues to provide opportunities for our fellow Americans to build productive and prosperous futures.”

HUD is providing renewal grants to the following local programs:

State

Grantee

Amount

Alabama Health Services Center, Inc.

$855,617

AIDS Alabama

$856,507

California Alameda County

$1,483,094

City of San Jose

$1,273,655

City and County of San Francisco

$1,430,000

Bernal Heights Housing Corporation

$492,883

Colorado Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp.

$612,379

Delaware Delaware HIV Consortium

$757,211

Florida I.M. Sulzbacher

$1,215,572

City of Key West

$1,430,000

Georgia City of Savannah, Daniel Flagg Villas

$269,278

City of Savannah, Project House Call

$685,696

Illinois Cornerstone Services, Inc.

$926,244

Kentucky Kentucky Housing Corporation

$434,160

Louisiana Unity of Greater New Orleans

$804,912

Massachusetts Justice Resource Institute

$1,405,430

Maryland Health Care for Homeless, Inc.

$1,265,112

Minnesota Clare Housing

$951,376

New Jersey New Jersey Department of Health

$1,295,910

Oregon Our House of Portland

$1,016,535

Oregon Department of Human Services

$1,215,218

Rhode Island Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (Sunrise Project)

$1,240,606

Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (New Transitions)

$741,355

Texas City of Dallas

$746,853

Washington Downtown Emergency Service Center

$599,611

TOTAL

$24,005,214

Read a comprehensive summary for each grantee.

Research shows that a stable home is critical to the health of persons with HIV/AIDS, and results in better health 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, managed by the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, 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 athttps://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/.

###

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet
at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.

You can also connect with HUD on social media and follow Secretary Castro on
Twitter and Facebook or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.

April Tey Brown
(202) 708 – 0685

SHARE
HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

Contact:

Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

Previous articleAwards finance 900 units of affordable housing statewide
Next articleNAHB Log and Timber Homes Council Kicks off Month-Long Celebration of the Log Home Lifestyle