|HUD No. 17-014
December 22, 2017
HUD AWARDS $2.6 MILLION TO RENEW SUPPORT TO LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS IN NEW YORK
Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk of homelessness
NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $2.6 million to assist low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families in New York. The funding announced today is offered through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA) (https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/) and will provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.
HUD is renewing funding to the follow local programs in New York:
|Greyston Health Services||$1,346,087|
"We know there's a strong connection between health and stable housing. Having a place to call home can make a world of difference to someone who is trying to not only manage their health but also to avoid experiencing homelessness," said Secretary Ben Carson. "These grants will assist our partners on the ground who provide housing and care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS."
"HUD's HOPWA program is a critical tool for providing some of our most vulnerable populations with the housing and supportive services they need," said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. "Nearly 70 households in the Bronx and Yonkers that are coping with HIV/AIDS will benefit from the funding awarded today."
Greyston Health Services (GHS) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,346,087 to continue providing facility-based housing assistance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Yonkers. This program targets those with mental illness and chemical dependencies. GHS provides supportive housing through its 35-unit permanent housing facility, for single adults, who will receive access to comprehensive case management and coordinated health and psychosocial services.
Bailey House, Inc. is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,325,494 to continue providing permanent housing and supportive services to homeless or marginally housed youth living with HIV/AIDS in the Bronx. The program leases eight scattered site units for young adults aged 18-24, including those aging out of foster care with a history of or current substance abuse and mental illness issues. In combination with leveraged community resources, up to 24 households annually will receive supportive services such as: mental health, substance abuse counseling, and vocational/educational life skills to promote independent living.
Research shows that a stable home is critical to the well-being of persons living with HIV/AIDS, and results in better health and reduced transmission of the disease. In addition to housing assistance, these local programs will provide access to supportive services such as case management, mental health services, substance abuse services, and employment training. The combination of housing assistance and supportive services are critical in sustaining housing stability, promoting better health outcomes, and increasing quality of life, which promotes self-sufficiency efforts for those able to transition to the private housing market.
Since 1992, HUD's HOPWA Program, managed by the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, has provided national leadership and resources that support the development and operation of high-quality supportive housing programs. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to cities, states, and nonprofit organizations to provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. By providing assistance with housing and related services, the HOPWA program helps persons living with HIV/AIDS enter into housing, access and remain in medical care, and adhere to complex treatment regimens. More information on the HOPWA program is available at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/.
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