|HUD No. 00-291|
|Further Information:||For Release|
|In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-0685||Wednesday|
|Or contact your local HUD office||October 18, 2000|
FY 2000 HOPWA Awards by State
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CUOMO AWARDS $23.6 MILLION IN HUD GRANTS
TO HELP THOUSANDS WITH HIV/AIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN 17 STATES
WASHINGTON U.S. Housing and Urban
Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today awarded $23.6 million to programs
in 17 states to provide housing and related support services to more than
2,700 low-income people with HIV/AIDS and their families.
The grants are part of HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, which is distributing about $232 million total in fiscal year 2000.
Ninety percent of the funds are distributed to cities and states by a formula based on the number of AIDS cases reported. HUD uses statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in allocating these funds.
The remaining 10 percent of HOPWA grants the funds announced today are awarded as competitive grants to test new ways of providing housing, health care and other support services to people with HIV/AIDS. Some 22 such grants were announced today for non-profit groups and state and local government agencies in Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming.
"Finding a safe and affordable home is the single greatest barrier to proper health care for people with HIV or AIDS," Cuomo said. "At a time when our nations economy is soaring, we cannot turn our backs on our neighbors who live with these ailments. These grants are the federal governments way of partnering with organizations whose selfless work provides hope on a daily basis to the people who need it most."
In addition to providing housing assistance, the HOPWA program also helps many communities establish strategic AIDS housing plans, better coordinate local and private efforts, fill gaps in local systems of care, and create new housing resources.
The HOPWA funds awarded today may be used for a wide array of housing, rental assistance, support service and program planning and development costs. Activities can include the acquisition, rehab or construction of community residences, rental assistance and short-term payments to prevent homelessness.
Cuomo requested that this years grants reach more of the under-served populations in the country. As a result, groups applying for the HOPWA funding were encouraged to target racial and ethnic minority populations, women, and people living in rural areas.
For example, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago will receive $1.3 million to develop scattered site apartments and provide an array of support services, such as HIV counseling, outreach, child care, substance abuse treatment and mental health services primarily to African-Americans in the Greater Roseland section of Chicago.
HUD received a total of 62 applications from groups in 28 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, requesting more than $68 million in federal assistance. Of those requests, the following is a breakdown of the HOPWA program grants awarded by state:
|State & Name of Grantee Area to be Served||Grant|
|AK State Of Alaska Anchorage and south and western regions||$572,600|
|CA Salvation Army Los Angeles (City And County)||$927,888|
|CA County Of Sacramento Sacramento (City And County)||$1,300,142|
|CA San Francisco Redevelopment Agency San Francisco (City And County)||$1,370,000|
|CO Colorado Division Of Housing State Of Colorado (Outside Of Denver)||$1,370,000|
|GA City Of Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Chatham County, GA||$1,197,572|
|HI Gregory House Programs Honolulu (City And County)||$1,030,000|
|IL AIDS Foundation Of Chicago Greater Roseland, IL||$1,362,846|
|KY Commonwealth Of Kentucky Commonwealth Of Kentucky||$1,320,000|
|MA Cambridge Cares About AIDS Boston (Suburban Counties)||$1,326,917|
|MD Health Care For The Homeless, Inc. Baltimore||$1,301,703|
|ME The AIDS Project State Of Maine||$1,333,286|
|MS South Mississippi AIDS Task Force Mississippi, Southern Gulf Coast Counties||$935,500|
|NJ Catholic Community Services Jersey City, NJ metro area||$1,191,285|
|NY Church Avenue Merchants Block Assoc. Brooklyn||$1,080,000|
|NY Housing Works, Inc. New York City||$703,177|
|NY The Fortune Society, Inc. New York City||$1,274,875|
|NY The Center For Children & Families New York City||$1,278,906|
|PA Family Health Council Of Central PA 14 counties in South and Central Pennsylvania||$367,040|
|TX Bexar County Bexar County||$1,320,000|
|VT Burlington Housing Authority Cittenden County||$471,392|
|WY Wyoming Department Of Health State Of Wyoming||$588,191|
Complete project summaries of the grants are attached to this news release which is posted on the HUD website.