The funding will go to 32 local housing programs supporting more than 4,000 low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families who may be at risk of homelessness, according to HUD’s statement.
The Housing and Urban Development renewed its support for people with HIV/AIDS by allocating $37 million for housing and supportive assistance for this “vulnerable” population.
Thirty-two (32) local programs will receive renewal grants from the federal government via HOPWA or Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS. AIDS Foundation of Chicago, for instance, gets $2.8 million for two separate grants.
$37-Mil. Grants for 32 Local Housing Programs
“These grants will assist our partners on the ground who provide housing and care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said.
HUD’s $37 million funding will be awarded to these programs:
|Alaska Housing Finance Corp (ALASKA)||$915,442|
|AIDS Alabama, Inc. (ALABAMA||$937,228|
|Health Services Center, Inc. (ALABAMA)||$885,765|
|Pima County (ARIZONA)||$1,353,465|
|Cochise County (ARIZONA)||$611,584|
|Maui A.I.D.S. Foundation (HAWAII)||$1,441,159|
|Idaho Housing & Finance Association (IDAHO)||$1,349,185|
|University of Illinois, College of Medicine (ILLINOIS)||$1,252,469|
|AIDS Foundation of Chicago (ILLINOIS)||$1,423,648|
|AIDS Foundation of Chicago (ILLINOIS)||$1,382,574|
|Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (KENTUCKY)||$1,430,000|
|Action, Inc. (MASSACHUSETTS)||$1,284,452|
|City of Baltimore, DHCD (MARYLAND)||$1,424,500|
|AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. (MARYLAND)||$1,339,000|
|Salvation Army, Harbor Lights (MINNESOTA)||$467,299|
|Clare Housing (MINNESOTA)||$420,902|
|Grace House (MISSISSIPPI)||$1,221,580|
|State of Montana (MONTANA)||$1,430,000|
|Harbor Homes, Inc. (NEW HAMPSHIRE)||$500,457|
|State of New Hampshire (NEW HAMPSHIRE)||$966,900|
|City of Nashua (NEW HAMPSHIRE)||$1,430,000|
|Santa Fe Community Housing Trust (NEW MEXICO)||$1,314,280|
|Greyston Health Services, Inc. (NEW YORK)||$1,346,087|
|Bailey House, Inc. (NEW YORK)||$1,325,494|
|Oregon Health Authority (OREGON)||$1,371,362|
|Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc. (PENNSYLVANIA)||$1,339,000|
|Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority (TENNESSEE)||$1,108,664|
|Tarrant County Community Development Division (TEXAS)||$950,966|
|Methodist Training & Outreach Center, Inc. (VIRGIN ISLANDS)||$1,435,614|
|Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VERMONT)||$1,433,508|
|State of Washington (WASHINGTON)||$1,301,664|
|AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (WISCONSIN)||$1,339,000|
HOPWA’s Contribution to End Homeless, Provide Housing Assistance
HOPWA, on behalf of HUD, makes grants to community, local, state housing authorities and nonprofit organizations who administer projects benefiting low-income people living with AIDS and their families.
Housing assistance under the federal program can be tenant-based rental assistance, transitional/short-term facilities, and permanent housing.
Pursuant to its report for 2016 to 2017 (October 2016 to June 2017), HOPWA placed a total of 1,337 new individuals in housing, 305 of which were homeless. Of these homeless individuals that were newly placed in housing, 11% were veterans and 54% were chronically homeless.
Moreover, 1,558 households continue to live in permanent housing as of the end of the relevant operating year. That’s 72% of total households served.
Moreover, HOPWA profiled the beneficiaries of its housing subsidy assistance:
- 80% of household beneficiaries had extremely low income. This means having 0% to 30% of the area median income.
- 45.12% of HOPWA-eligible individuals were Black or African American followed by White with 44.06%.
- 65% of the eligible individuals were males while 32% were females and 3% transgenders.
Aside from housing assistance, HOPWA grants go to case management, mental health, substance abuse, and employment training services.Click to See the Latest Mortgage Rates»