(404) 331-5001 ext. 2008
October 10, 2007
HUD ANNOUNCES $32 MILLION IN HIV/AIDS HOUSING AID TO HELP 31
AIDS PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE
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
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.
|Health Services Center, Inc. *||Anniston||
|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||
|Justice Resource Institute||Boston||
|Maryland||Health Care for Homeless, Inc.||Baltimore||
|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||
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.