HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 16-104
April Tey Brown
(202) 708-0685
For Release
July 5, 2016

Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $24 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families annually. These grants provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services for this vulnerable population.

The funding announced today is offered through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA) ( and will renew HUD's support of 25 local programs. These local programs will use the grants announced today to continue providing housing assistance to more than 1,200 households annually throughout the three-year grant period.

"Simply put, housing is healthcare," said Secretary Julián Castro. "We're proud to continue working with our local partners to provide housing and care for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Their hard work continues to provide opportunities for our fellow Americans to build productive and prosperous futures."

HUD is providing renewal grants to the following local programs:

Alabama Health Services Center, Inc.
AIDS Alabama
California Alameda County
City of San Jose
City and County of San Francisco
Bernal Heights Housing Corporation
Colorado Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp.
Delaware Delaware HIV Consortium
Florida I.M. Sulzbacher
City of Key West
Georgia City of Savannah, Daniel Flagg Villas
City of Savannah, Project House Call
Illinois Cornerstone Services, Inc.
Kentucky Kentucky Housing Corporation
Louisiana Unity of Greater New Orleans
Massachusetts Justice Resource Institute
Maryland Health Care for Homeless, Inc.
Minnesota Clare Housing
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Health
Oregon Our House of Portland
Oregon Department of Human Services
Rhode Island Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (Sunrise Project)
Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (New Transitions)
Texas City of Dallas
Washington Downtown Emergency Service Center

Read a comprehensive summary for each grantee.

Research shows that a stable home is critical to the health of persons 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


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