HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 05-99
Jane Goin
(303) 672-5440
For Release
December 1, 2005

Denver's funding part of $18.7 million awarded nationwide to 16 model programs

DENVER - Housing and Urban Development Regional Director John Carson today delivered more than $730,000 in
HUD funding to the Colorado AIDS Project. The nonprofit organization was awarded a HOPWA Special Projects of National Significance transitional housing grant of $730,643. The program will support the Julian Project which will provide scattered site transitional Housing for 30 homeless households living with HIV/AIDS. The program is designed to assist clients to obtain and maintain stable housing though coordinated supportive services and employment training. The Colorado AIDS Project anticipates 50% of the clients will be chronically homeless and 10% will be veterans.

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 people managing complex drug therapies and potential side effects from their treatments.

"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 Colorado AIDS Project that serve the most vulnerable among us," said Carson. "These local projects provide real housing solutions for those who might otherwise be calling the streets their home."

The program is specifically designed to assist homeless households and those at imminent risk of being homeless
with transitional housing and intense housing counseling and case management that will enable these households
to transition into permanent housing.

HUD is providing a total of $18.7 million to 16 local programs that will help 545 households to find transitional supportive housing and will seek to move the persons into more permanent arrangements with greater self-

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 $730,643 in HOPWA formula funding to help the City of Denver 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


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