HUD Archives: News Releases


HUD No. 10-63
Adam Glantz
(212) 264-1100
For Release
Wednesday
June 30, 2010

HUD AWARDS $1.1 MILLION TO LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAM
Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at extreme risk for homelessness

NEW YORK - The Fortune Society has been awarded a permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,146,365
to continue operating eight units of facility-based housing in New York City, in addition to providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 15 households. The program provides supportive services to 50 households and permanent housing placement to 42 households annually.

The grant announced today is part of a $30 million investment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing. 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.

The funding announced today is offered through HUDs Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program
(HOPWA)
and will renew HUDs support of 29 local programs in 19 states.

"These programs are a critical source of support to local programs on the front lines of helping families stay
healthy," said HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión. "A stable home can make all the difference to the
well-being 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 Administrations new strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. For more info, go to the external website (www.usich.gov/PDF/OpeningDoors_2010_FSPPreventEndHomeless.pdf) an unprecedented initiative announced last week at the White House.

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.

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HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.

 

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