HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 04-015
Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685 x 7527

For Release
February 17, 2004

Grants fund new and existing programs - contributes $3.6 million for research

WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced the award of more than $31 million to help local housing programs across the country to better serve persons with HIV/AIDS and their families. Earlier this month, the Department announced it is seeking $295 million in funding for AIDS housing programs under President Bush's proposed fiscal year 2005 budget.

The funding announced today is part of HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Housing assistance and services funded by HOPWA are a vital part of the comprehensive system of care for those living with HIV/AIDS. A stable home environment is a critical component for low-income persons managing complex drug therapies and potential side effects from their treatments.

"This funding will help our housing partners to continue offering vital housing and services to families trying to cope with HIV/AIDS," said Jackson. "HUD is also providing the necessary technical assistance to help local programs work more effectively. When it comes to living with this disease, a stable home is a critical part of staying healthy."

Eleven new or continuing programs totaling more than $11.8 million will receive funding. These include five projects that will demonstrate how to assist chronically homeless persons who are living with HIV/AIDS and one new outreach effort to provide housing support for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the southern Colonias border region. Over the next three years, these HOPWA grants are expected to help nearly 1,500 persons receive the housing assistance and support services they require (see attached chart). In addition, these grants are expected to stimulate another $34 million in other funds to further help families.

More than $14 million of the funding announced today will be awarded to 14 existing HOPWA grantees that sought to renew their funding. Taken together, these programs anticipate helping 2,400 persons to maintain stable housing and services over the next three years and to generate more than $24 million from other sources of funding (see attached chart).

HUD will also provide $1.5 million to four organizations that will, in turn, help AIDS housing programs across the country to maintain quality housing support for their clients (see attached chart). This technical assistance will help these local projects to administer their programs more effectively and will enhance an organization's ability to weather financial hardship.

Finally, the Department, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide more than $3.5 million in rental assistance to persons with HIV-AIDS and will study the impact of stable housing on the health of persons these programs serve. The Cities of Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore will participate in this three-year study where local and federal health and housing officials will study the role stable housing plays in the HIV status of patients.

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, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HUD's formula grants are undertaken by 117 local and state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources.

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 as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and


FY 2003 HOPWA New Grants
State Organization Service Area Award
AZ Cochise County Cochise County, AZ $677,377
FL I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
the Homeless
Jacksonville, FL 1,186,841
KY Commonwealth of Kentucky State of Kentucky* 496,608
MA Community Healthlink, Inc. Worcester, MA* 1,286,000
MA Cambridge Cares about AIDS, Inc. Cambridge, MA* 1,335,524
MI City of Detroit Health Department Detroit, MI 1,370,000
IL Interfaith Residence, dba Doorways (St Louis-based organization) 55 Counties
in Southern Illinois
NE Nebraska Dept. Health and Human Services State of Nebraska 1,357,192
OR Our House of Portland Portland, OR 1,306,963
VI Virgin Islands Community
AIDS Resource and Education
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,158,225
WI AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI 1,286,000



* Represents continuing grants

FY 2003 HOPWA Renewal Grants
Organization Service Area Award
AK Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Anchorage $731,120
CA San Jose City San Jose 1,323,800
CA San Francisco Redevelopment Agency San Francisco 1,286,000
CA The Salvation Army Alegria Program Los Angeles 1,010,991
GA City of Savannah, Georgia Savannah 299,278
HI Gregory House Programs Honolulu 1,080,000
ID Idaho Housing And Finance Assn. State-wide Idaho 1,314,000
IL AIDS Foundation of Chicago Chicago 1,280,742
MD Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Baltimore 1,083,657
ME Frannie Peabody Center Portland 1,327,675
NH State of New Hampshire Manchester 607,545
NY The Fortune Society, Inc. New York City 1,132,788
PA Asociacion de Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc. Philadelphia 1,286,000
VT Burlington Housing Authority Burlington 368,445



FY 2003 HOPWA Technical Assistance
State Organization Service Area Award
NY Center for Urban and Community Services National $500,000
NY Bailey House NY, NJ & PA 250,000
WA AIDS Housing of Washington National 500,000
MA AIDS Housing Corporation New England 250,000



FY 2003 HOPWA-CDC Study Projects
State Organization Service Area Award
CA Los Angeles Housing Department Los Angeles $1,200,000
IL Chicago Department of Public Health Chicago 1,200,000
MD Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development Baltimore 1,236,000




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