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December 1, 2005
ON WORLD AIDS DAY, HUD ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO HELP PERSONS AND FAMILIES WITH HIV/AIDS IN KENTUCKY
Funding part of $18.7 million awarded nationwide to 16 model programs
LOUISVILLE, KY - Housing and Urban Development Southeast Regional Director Bob Young today delivered over $1 million in HUD funding to the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), a state agency in Frankfort. KHC is awarded a HOPWA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) transitional housing demonstration grant of $1,027,915 to support the Kentucky Trio Advocacy Transitions (Trio Program) that will provide transitional housing and supportive services to 27 homeless households living with HIV/AIDS.
The Trio Program is a unique partnership of the state of Kentucky and its project sponsor, Heartland Cares, Inc., a nonprofit organization, that will provide a comprehensive array of supportive services, in providing transitional
housing to a specifically targeted rural population. This effort includes collaboration with two community action agencies, Kentucky River Foothills Development Council and the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, both of whom have extensive housing and social service delivery in the Blue Grass Area Development District of Kentucky. These organizations will use a network of housing advocates that will coordinate the housing placements and coordinate the supportive services and case management.
The funding announced today is part of $18.7 million awarded to 16 model local programs nationwide through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Housing assistance and related services funded by HOPWA are a vital part of the comprehensive system of care for those living with HIV/AIDS. A stable home environment is critical for low-income persons managing complex drug therapies and potential side effects from
"In keeping with the theme of this year's World AIDS Day, HUD is 'Keeping the Promise' to work with exceptional
local programs like the Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium that serve the most vulnerable among us," said Young. "These local projects provide real housing solutions for those who might otherwise be calling the streets their home."
Ninety percent of HOPWA funds are distributed by formula to cities and states based on the number of AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HUD's formula grants are managed by 121 local and
state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources. This year, HUD
is making available a total of $565,000 in HOPWA formula funding to help the City of Charlotte provide housing for
this special needs population.
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 as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.
The following local projects are being funded through HUD's HOPWA Program:
|California||Los Angeles||The Salvation Army, A California Corp.||$281,326|
|Modesto||Stanislaus Community Assistance Project||1,244,488|
|Oakland||East Oakland Community Project||1,287,500|
|Colorado||Denver||Colorado Health Network||730,643|
|Delaware||Wilmington||Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.||1,339,000|
|Florida||Tampa||Gulf Coast Jewish Services, Inc||1,339,000|
|Kentucky||Rural Kentucky||Kentucky Housing Corporation||1,027,915|
|Maryland||Baltimore||City of Baltimore Heath Department||1,300,974|
|Baltimore||AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc.||1,018,355|
|Montana||Statewide MT, ND & SD||State of Montana, Dept. of Public Health and Human Services||1,429,307|
|North Carolina||Charlotte||Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium||1,190,276|
|New Hampshire||Nashua||City of Nashua, Div. Of Public Health and Community Services||1,360,232|
|New York||New York City||United Bronx Parents, Inc.||1,338,999|
|Texas||San Antonio||Alamo Area Resource Center||1,209,281|
|West Virginia||Statewide||State of West Virginia, Office of Economic Opportunities||1,430,000|
Note: For a complete project summary of the funding announced today, visit HUD's website.