| HUD No. 06-OR-10
October 23, 2006
HUD ANNOUNCES OVER $1.3 MILLION TO SUPPORT HOUSING AND SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS AND FAMILIES WITH HIV/AIDS IN OREGON
Oregon Department of Human Services Win Grant
PORTLAND - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a grant for $1.373,293 to Oregon Department of Human Services, HIV Client Services Division in Portland to provide three years of permanent
supportive housing to persons living with HIV/AIDS.
This award is a HOPWA Special Project of National Significance grant of $1,304,303 to provide 22 units of rental assistance as permanent supportive housing for post-incarcerated persons living with HIV/AIDS. The project is a partnership with Cascade AIDS Project and the Oregon Statewide Supportive Community Re-entry project in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Corrections and local government institutions. For more information, contact Veda Latin at (971) 673-0175.
The funding is part of $27.5 million in grants announced nationally through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. HUD grants will support 26 programs in 15 states to provide their clients with three years of permanent supportive housing. See details.
"These grants offer a stable home and critically needed services to persons living with this disease so they can devote themselves to staying healthy," said HUD Secretary Jackson. "HUD is not only helping to provide homes and help, but we're offering hope to thousands of families at risk of living on our streets."
HUD is providing nearly $16.5 million to 16 existing projects and nearly $11 million to support 10 new HIV/AIDS
housing programs. These projects indicate they will assist 1,088 households. Combined, these HUD-supported programs will stimulate another $51.6 million from other public and private sources to continue assisting their clients, representing $1.87 for every HOPWA dollar awarded.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.