HUD Archives: News Releases

Bob Young
Regional Director
(404) 331-5001 ext. 2008
For Release
October 10, 2007

Funding to provide critical lifeline for thousands at risk for homelessness Kentucky receives $434,160 in funding

LOUISVILLE, KY - More than 2,200 persons who are living with HIV/AIDS and at high risk for homelessness will find a stable home and receive the services they need because of $32.1 million in funding awarded today by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. HUD grants will help 31 programs in 21 states to provide their
clients with three years of permanent supportive housing. Kentucky Housing Corporation received $434,160 to continue to provide housing to 96 people throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The funding announced today is part of 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 their treatments.

"Having a stable home can make all the difference in staying healthy and living with this disease," said Jackson. "These grants will help provide more than just homes to thousands of families with HIV/AIDS who might otherwise
be facing homelessness."

In 2008, President Bush is seeking a record $300 million for HUD's HOPWA program, an increase of $14 million over current funding levels. These resources are expected to assist an estimated 70,500 households annually.

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 120 local and
state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources. This year, HUD
is making available a total of $286.1 million in HOPWA funds to help communities provide housing for this special
needs population.

HUD is providing $27.3 million to 27 existing projects and more than $4.8 million to support four new HIV/AIDS
housing programs. These projects indicate they will assist approximately 2,200 households. Combined, these HUD-supported programs will leverage an additional $41.8 million from other public and private sources to provide related services in assisting their clients, representing $1.28 for every HOPWA dollar awarded.


The following local projects are being funded through HUD's HOPWA Program. For a complete project summary of
the funding announced today, visit HUD's website.

State Recipient City
Alabama AIDS Alabama Birmingham
Health Services Center, Inc. * Anniston
Arizona Pima County Tucson
California City of San Jose San Jose
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency San Francisco
Housing Services Affiliate- Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center San Francisco
Colorado Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. Denver
Delaware Delaware HIV Consortium Wilmington
Florida City of Key West Key West
Broward House, Inc. * Fort Lauderdale
Georgia City of Savannah (Daniel-Flagg Villas Project) Savannah
City of Savannah (Project House Call) Savannah
Illinois Cornerstone Services, Inc. Joliet
AIDS Foundation of Chicago * Chicago
Kentucky Kentucky Housing Corporation Frankfort
Louisiana Unity for the Homeless New Orleans
Massachusetts Action, Inc. Gloucester
Justice Resource Institute Boston
Maryland Health Care for Homeless, Inc. Baltimore
Minnesota Clare Housing Minneapolis
Nebraska Nebraska Health and Human Services Lincoln
New Jersey New Jersey Dept of Health & Senior Services Trenton
New Mexico Santa Fe Community Housing Trust Santa Fe
New York The Fortune Society New York
Church Avenue Merchants Block Association, Inc. Brooklyn
Oregon Our House of Portland Portland
Oregon State Department of Human Services * Portland
Rhode Island Rhode Island Housing Mortgage Finance Corporation (Sunrise Project) Providence
Rhode Island Housing Mortgage Finance Corporation (New Transitions) Providence
Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Milwaukee
West Virginia West Virginia Office of Economic Opportunity Charleston
TOTAL $32,123,248

Summary of the FY2007 HOPWA Grant Awards

The Kentucky Housing Corporation is awarded a HOPWA renewal grant of $434,160 to continue providing housing support to 96 people throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky as part of a statewide HIV/AIDS Integrated Substance Abuse and Housing Initiative. In addition to related in-patient treatment, the project provides short-term rental, mortgage, and utility assistance and supportive services. The project is a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, AIDS Volunteers, Heartland CARES, Inc., Transitions, Inc., and Volunteers of America
of Kentucky, Inc. For information contact:

Jill House, HOPWA Program Specialist
Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40507
(502) 564-7630 ext. 705

For further information contact, Krista Mills, HUD Public Affairs, (502) 618-8140.


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