HUD Awards Bailey House $1 Million To Combat HIV/AIDS
HUD just awarded Bailey House, Inc. $1,081,922 to continue its supportive services and permanent housing to extremely low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. The announcement was made at its lower Manhattan facility and included Vincent Hom, HUD Regional Director of Community, Planning and Development; Gina Quattrochi, Bailey House CEO; and numerous elected officials. Bailey House has received $4 million in HUD funding since 1993.
"This grant offers housing, vital healthcare and hope to these Bailey household residents that combine to literally save lives," said Hom. "Having stable housing can make all the difference to the health of someone living with HIV/AIDS who might otherwise be struggling to live on our streets."
In 1986, Bailey-Holt House was the nation's first congregate residence to open for people living with AIDS. It provided tangible proof that stable housing helps people living with AIDS survive. As treatments evolved and the perception of AIDS changed from a death sentence to a serious, but manageable chronic illness it continued to add new programs and innovate new models of housing.
"There is nothing more critical to an HIV+ person returning from prison than finding stable housing and access to healthcare. We are excited to partner with HUD to maintain and grow this important program," said Quattrochi.
The funding announced today is offered through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA). Bailey House will use its supportive housing renewal grant to continue its "Project First" program for recently released/post incarcerated persons living with HIV/AIDS. The program provides tenant based rental assistance for 27 households and short-term rent, and utility assistance for up to five households annually. In addition, the program includes four units of transitional housing.
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