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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

HOPWA Background

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal grant program, funded as part of the Community Development Block Grant. HOPWA was established to help those with low-income, living with HIV/AIDS, and their families establish and/or maintain stable housing, reduce risk of homelessness, and improve access to health care and other needed support services.

Benefits of HOPWA

HOPWA funds may be used for a wide range of housing, social services, program planning, and development costs. These include, but are not limited to, the achievement, rehabilitation, or new construction of housing units; costs for facility operations; rental assistance; and short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

HOPWA funds also may be used for health care and mental health services, chemical dependency treatment, nutritional services, case management, assistance with daily living, and other supportive services.

Funding for HOPWA

Amount: $577,362

Source of Funds: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Period of Performance: October 1 to September 30

Authorizing Legislation/Statue: AIDS Housing Opportunity ACT; November 1990

Eligible Applicants for HOPWA Grants

Those eligible for HOPWA funding are nonprofit organizations that currently provide, or plan to provide, housing and services for low income West Virginians with HIV/AIDS.