|HUD No. 6-29-2010
Karen Jackson Sims
June 29, 2010
HUD AWARDS $269,278 TO ONE GEORGIA HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAM
Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at extreme risk for homelessness
ATLANTA - More than a thousand extremely low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of $30.2 million in grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). During each of the next three years, this HUD funding will help provide permanent supportive housing for 1,232 households so they can manage their illnesses while receiving critically needed support services. Of the $30.2 million, City of Savannah, Community Planning and Development Department received
$269,278 to support those in need throughout Georgia.
The funding announced today is offered through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program
(HOPWA) and will renew HUD's support of 29 local programs in 19 states (see attached chart and individual project descriptions below).
"These programs are a critical source of support to local programs on the front lines of helping families stay
healthy," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "A stable home can make all the difference to the wellbeing of these families, many of whom have been homeless or at extreme risk of homelessness."
These projects have estimated that about 40% of the households to be assisted will involve persons who have
been homeless. The grants announced today also support the Obama Administration's new strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, an unprecedented initiative announced last week at the White House. For more info, go to
the plan website (http://www.usich.gov/PDF/OpeningDoors_2010_FSPPreventEndHomeless.pdf)
Housing assistance and related services funded by HOPWA are an essential part of the comprehensive system of
care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. A stable home environment is also vital for these households in allowing them to access consistent medical care and maintain their health. Furthermore, secure housing can be a platform for improved quality of life.
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 123 local and
state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources. Up eight
percent from last year, HUD is making available a record $335 million in HOPWA funds this year to help communities provide housing for this special needs population. Overall, these resources assist 58,367 households annually to promote stable housing and reduced risks of homelessness for those living with HIV and other challenges.
HOPWA 2010 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants
|Georgia||City of Savannah, Community Planning and Development Department, (Daniel-Flagg Villas)||Savannah||$269,278|
HOPWA FY2010 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Summaries
City of Savannah, Community Planning and Development Office - (Daniel-Flag Villas) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $269,278 to continue providing 10 units of facility-based housing
for chronically homeless persons in Savannah and Chatham County through their Daniel-Flagg Villas project. The program also provides on-site substance abuse counseling and housing referral services for 150 households annually. The project is a partnership with the Chatham County Health Department and Union Mission, Inc.
For more information contact:
Dr. Victoria Green
Phone: (912) 651-6520 ext. 1611