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FY 2002 HOPWA Awards for New
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More than 5,000 persons with HIV/AIDS and their families will receive housing because of $19 million in grants announced on December 4, 2002 by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez. Thousands of other individuals also will receive better access to the services they need as a result of the grants.

"Providing care to those living with HIV/AIDS must include housing," said Martinez. "This Administration is committed to helping these families not only find a home but receive the services they need to maintain their quality of life."


Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center (TARC) will receive a HOPWA Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) grant of $1,302,645 for assisting the targeted post-incarcerated population living with HIV/AIDS in need of housing in the San Francisco area. The goal of this project is to ensure clients gain immediate access to emergency transitional housing upon release with a plan to obtain safe, decent, and affordable permanent housing. TARC is a multi-agency collaborative housing advocacy with resources for financial management, psychosocial services and counseling.�This three (3) year project will assist 225 (68 first year, 90 second year, and 67 in the third year) newly released inmates living with HIV/AIDS and access to emergency housing.� The program will involve 60 (25 second year, and 35 in the third year) participants who will maintain their housing stability and become self-sufficient. Tenant - based rental assisted payments and related supportive services will be given to 285 clients.� Project sponsors are a combined collaborative between Continuum, San Francisco City and County�s Forensic AIDS Project and TARC. To reduce recidivism, clients will be given emergency housing vouchers and services with opportunities for long-term housing, access to HIV/AIDS treatment, along with education, job training and employment placement. For information, contact: Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, 187 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, Tracy L. Brown, Executive Director, Phone: (415) 241-2540, Fax: (415) 431-3959, Email: tracybrown@tarcsf.org.


AIDS Foundation of Chicago will receive $1,293,331 to increase the number of supportive housing units in the City of Chicago along with supportive case management services for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families. Over a three year period the Partnership�s project sponsors, Housing Opportunities for Women, Community Response, Inc. and Featherfist will establish 33 new scattered-site permanent supportive housing units in the North, West and South sides of Chicago. Approximately one-third (12) of the units will be for families (two per person or more) impacted with HIV/AIDS. The remaining 21 apartments will be for individuals with HIV/AIDS. HOPWA funding will additionally support project-dedicated case managers at each housing agency with the goal of providing intensive, highly individualized case management that will link clients to a comprehensive, holistic array of supportive services. For information, contact: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 411 South Wells, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60607, Shelly Ebbert, Director, Service Coordination and Planning, Phone: (312) 922-2322, Fax (312) 922-2916, Email: sebbert@aidschicago.org

Travelers and Immigrants Aid/Chicago Connections will receive $1,151,382 to continue operation of First Step, a 15 unit transitional housing facility and substance abuse program for persons living with HIV/AIDS. First Step provides full-service substance abuse recovery as well as a variety of supportive services, including case management, medical and mental health services, food services and transportation. While in the First Step housing, case managers help to link clients to permanent housing and on-going medical care. The program will assist 40 persons each year for the three years of the grant. Additionally, the First Step program will continue to be a part of two research studies conducted by the Mid-American Institute on Poverty to evaluate different service models utilized in working with persons with HIV/AIDS who also have substance abuse issues. For more information, contact: Travelers and Immigrants Aid/Chicago Connections, 208 South LaSalle, Suite 1818, Chicago, IL 60604, John Dinauer, Project Director, Phone: (773) 751-4000, Fax:(773) 989 �1985, Email: jdinauer@hotmail.com.


Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will receive $1,370,000 to initiate its Kansas Care Through Housing Program as a special project in areas of the state that do not receive HOPWA formula funds. The program will offer tenant based rental assistance, emergency housing assistance, housing coordination services, and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS throughout the state, as well as outside the Kansas City metropolitan area. The program will constitute the first statewide housing funds made available to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Kansas and provide assistance to an estimated 100 eligible persons each year during the three-year grant period. Additionally, a comprehensive HIV/AIDS housing needs assessment will be conducted to help guide future housing planning. KDHE will partner in this project with the University of Kansas School of Medicine Medical Practice Association, and AIDS Housing of Washington. For more information, contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210, Shawnee County, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Karl Milhon, Phone: (785) 296-6063, Fax: (785) 291 �3420, Email: kmilhon@kdhe.state.ks.us.


Desire Community Housing Corporation will receive $1,279,890 to rehabilitate an apartment complex that will provide 38 units of housing. Working in partnership with three nonprofits, the grant will address the needs of post-incarcerated persons and families. This organization also mentioned that outreach and education, counseling and supportive services will be provided to older youth with HIV. These units will be made affordable through the use of project-based subsidies along with pre/post occupancy housing counseling. Residential substance abuse services will be made available to approximately 100 to 125 individuals in need of inpatient treatment, for an average length of stay of three to six months. An estimated 50 to 75 participants will receive case management services and care over a one-year period. The project will promote self-sufficiency through an education program with job skills training and placement for 40 to 50 participants. Partner organizations associated with this initiative are St. John #5 Baptist Church and Desire Narcotic Rehabilitation Center. For information, contact: Desire Community Housing Corp., 2709 Piety Street, New Orleans, LA 70126, Wilbert Thomas, Sr., Phone: (504) 944-2727, Fax: (504) 945-0484, Email: wthomasceo@hotmail.com.


Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (BCDHCD) will receive $1,370,000 to continue operation of the At-The-Door project, a re-entry program for HIV-positive, post-incarcerated persons. The At-The-Door project begins working with HIV-positive prisoners three to four months before release to develop a plan for housing support and self-sufficiency. Upon release, the client is placed in transitional, supportive housing, with the goal that clients will secure permanent housing and become self-sufficient within a year of release. The program will assist 30 persons a year over the three years of the grant. Partnered with the BCDHCD are sponsors Health Education Resource Organization, Inc. (HERO), Friends Research Institute, and AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS). For more information, contact: Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Homeless Services, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 1211, Baltimore, MD 21202, Alex Boston, Director, Phone: (410) 396-1915, Fax: (410) 547�7771, Email: alex.boston@baltimorecity.gov.

The Enterprise Foundation will receive $200,000 in FY02 funding for HOPWA Technical Assistance to support to grantees, providers and potential applicants in New Mexico and Southern California. Enterprise will draw on its broad experience in affordable housing and community development to assist HOPWA project sponsors and potential sponsors in these areas increase the supply of service-enriched housing for persons living with AIDS and to ensure the management quality and long-term sustainability of these housing programs. The technical assistance will include: (1) Strengthening HOPWA program administration; (2) Supporting affordable housing development; (3) Partnerships to expand housing opportunities; (4) Capacity-building assistance to target technical assistance to HOPWA agencies to address organizational development and program management needs. Areas to be addressed include strategic planning, board development, fundraising, and performance measurement. For more information, contact: Ann Sewill, Director, California Program, The Enterprise Foundation, 315 West Ninth Street, Suite 801, Los Angeles, CA 90015; (213) 833-7988; and Ed Rosenthal, Director, New Mexico Office of the Enterprise Foundation, 1091/2 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501; (505) 995-0658.


Action, Inc. and North Shore AIDS Health Project in Gloucester, MA will be given $1,292,869 to provide assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS under their Quest Program. The program will provide 20 apartment units of affordable housing to low-income persons with HIV/AIDS in Essex County, targeting individuals, families and post-incarcerated individuals. Quest will offer supportive housing, employment training and education, and job placement. The program is a model to test strategies to assist persons with HIV/AIDS to gain control of their lives and access opportunities for self-reliance and independence. For information, contact: Action, Inc., 24 Elm Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, Chanda Millett, Phone: (978) 283-7874, Fax: (978) 283-0523.


Clare Housing will receive $1,150,583 to fund the construction of 10 units of permanent, supportive housing for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS in St. Paul. The 10 units funded with HOPWA dollars will be part of a larger 30 unit building. Supportive services will be provided on-site to help clients maximize their health and attain independence. Assistance in gaining access to transportation, meals, and legal aid will also be provided to clients in the program. Up to 12 eligible clients will be assisted each year for the three years grant period. For information, contact: Clare Housing, 68 West Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55101, Lee Lewis, Executive Director, Phone: (651) 222-6409, Fax: (651) 222- 4113, Email: leelewis@clarehousing.org.


Interfaith Residence (DOORWAYS), along with sponsors Regional AIDS Interfaith Network of Central Missouri (RAIN) and AIDS Project of the Ozarks (APO) will receive $1,322,930 for an initiative to serve the needs of rural Missouri. The project, Out State Missouri Next Step Permanent Supportive Housing Program (OMO Next Step), will address the needs of Missourians living with HIV/AIDS by providing permanent supportive housing while enhancing the access to other needed services, such as healthcare, assistance in adhering to HIV medication regimentation, housing counseling, and employment. The project will provide permanent supportive housing in 79 of the state�s 115 counties in which an estimated 8,497 persons living with HIV/AIDS reside in Missouri. OMO Next Step will also collaborate with other community grassroots organizations and faith-based organizations throughout Missouri. For information, contact: Interfaith Residence, 4385 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108, Lynne Cooper, President, Phone: (314) 535-1919, Fax: (314) 535-0909, Email: dlauber@doorwaysmo.org.


New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) will receive $925,653 to fund assistance for post-incarcerated individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The program will provide 52 units of housing through the use of tenant-based rental assistance. The statewide program will be operated by the NJ Dept of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community Resource to help create permanent housing opportunities. The housing will be provided in conjunction with supportive services offered by DHSS, Division of AIDS Prevention & Control for the HIV positive post-incarcerated population in New Jersey. �Clients will receive other care treatment services and support to help maintain their independent living arrangements. For information, contact: New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, 50 East State Street, P.O. Box 363, Trenton, NJ 08625-0363, Carmine J. Grasso, Director, Care and Treatment Unit, Phone: (609) 984-6328.


In New York City, Bailey House, Inc. will receive a HOPWA grant for $1,286,000 to serve the recently released/post incarcerated persons who are living with AIDS. The project will provide services, such as life/work skills and housing; to assist participants obtain permanent housing, job retention and self-sufficiency. Bailey House, will provide four-shared transitional residences with a total of 12 available living units. Clients will be enrolled in Bailey House�s INVEST program services for post-incarcerated persons to support their efforts to transition / permanent housing and employment by developing their skills for self-sufficiency. For information, contact: Bailey House, Inc., 275 Seventh Avenue-12th Floor, New York, NY 10001, Carla Basinait-Smith, Contracts Manager, Phone: (212) 633-2500 x 276, Fax: (212) 633 -2932.

United Bronx Parents, Inc. will receive $1,227,143 to continue their Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) initiative that seeks to improve the housing conditions for underserved homeless persons who are living with HIV/AIDS in the Bronx and New York City. In addition to maintaining 39 short-term beds, the project will establish 15 transitional beds for homeless HIV/AIDS clients that have been directly discharged from New York correctional facilities. United Bronx Parents will provide special outreach in their neighborhoods for the large number of Spanish-speaking homeless persons who are living with HIV/AIDS homeless and recently migrated from Puerto Rico. The program will provide continuum of care AIDS services, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care. The clients will move through the program with the assistance of case managers and permanent housing developers who will work to develop a permanent housing plan for each client. For information, contact: United Bronx Parents, Inc., 773 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, New York 10455, Lorraine Montenegro, Executive Director, Phone: (718) 991-7100, Fax: (718) 991�7643, Email: ubpexec@aol.com.


Oregon Housing and Community Services will receive $706,965 to operate the Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership - Post Incarceration Program (OHOP-PIP) in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Corrections, the HIV Alliance, On Track, Central Oregon Community Action Agency Network, and Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency. The program will help low-income, post-incarcerated persons living with HIV/AIDS transition back into the community. Clients will be given resources to secure permanent housing and services, reduce recidivism, maintain access to health care and HIV/AIDS treatment, and increase access to education, job training, and placement opportunities. The project will serve all areas of the state outside the Portland metropolitan area that is not eligible for formula allocations. There will be 50 units of tenant - based rental assistance along with 15 short-term payments and 10 transitional housing units. Housing coordination services will reach an estimated 88 persons each year for the three years of the grant period. For more information, contact: Oregon Housing and Community Services, P.O. Box 14508, Salem, OR 97309-0409, Linda Hammond, Manager, Community Services Section, Phone: (503) 986-2114, Fax: (503) 986�2020, Email: linda.hammond@hcs.state.or.us.


Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) will receive $1,307,305 to provide housing and other supportive services for post-incarcerated persons, who are HIV positive or living with AIDS, homeless, and disabled adults through the Integrated Permanent Housing and Services (IPHS) Pilot Project in downtown Seattle. The project involves a housing program with a residential continuum of resources which includes emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing. The project�s Clinical Program also includes mental health and substance abuse treatment. The partners in the IPHS pilot project are Evergreen Treatment Services, (ETS), and AIDS Housing of Washington (AHW). DESC will set aside 10 units of permanent housing for IPHS clients in its proposed 75-unit building, a supportive housing facility for homeless and multiply diagnosed individuals.�� For information, contact: Downtown Emergency Service Center, 507 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, Daniel Malone, Housing Program Manager, Phone: (206) 464-1570, ext. 3581, Fax: (206) 587-6856, Email: dmalone@desc.org.

AIDS Housing of Washington (AHW), based in Seattle, has been selected to receive $1,750,000 to continue the provision of its National Technical Assistance Program (NTAP) in 2003 and 2004. AHW will provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and State and local governments in planning, operating and evaluating housing assistance for persons who are living with HIV/AIDS and their families. AHW services are organized into five primary product lines: (1) Comprehensive community-based needs assessment and planning; (2) In-depth consultations with HOPWA grantees and HIV/AIDS housing providers; (3) Conferences, meetings, and trainings; (4) Resource development, publications, and information dissemination; and (5) Research and evaluation� These services will support HIV/AIDS housing providers and HOPWA grantees throughout the country in addressing both local issues and the HOPWA TA program goal of sound program management and will be undertaken in collaboration with local HUD field office staff. The project includes a special initiative, the Supportive Housing Collaborative of the Southeast, which will bring all the skills, knowledge and resources to urban and rural areas, with a special emphasis on the throughout the Southeast. For information, contact: Donald Chamberlain, Director of Technical Assistance, AIDS Housing of Washington, 2014 East Madison, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 322-9444; (206) 322-9298 fax; email: donald@aidshousing.org.

Content Archived: April 9, 2010

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