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HUD awards $33 million to 18 HIV/AIDS housing programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of nearly $33 million in grants HUD is awarding.

Four California program earned grants: $1.5 million to the City of Los Angeles Housing Department, $1.5 million to the County of Alameda Housing and Community Development Department, $1.3 million to the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center in San Francisco, and $1 million to the Salvation Army Alegria in Long Beach.

Annually, these grants will provide permanent supportive housing for over 1,200 households so they can manage their health and access needed supportive services such as case management and employment training.

The funding announced today is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 18 local programs in 17 states.

“These grants offer housing, vital healthcare and hope to hundreds of households that combine to literally save lives,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Having stable housing can make all the difference to the health of someone living with HIV/AIDS who might otherwise be struggling to live on our streets.”

Many of the projects receiving renewed funding provide for specialized models in outreach and service delivery, including efforts that target help to persons who have been homeless or are at extreme risk of becoming homelessness. These grants offer innovations in HIV care to increase job readiness and employment opportunities for persons in stabilized care.

The grants also support Opening Doors, the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

In addressing goals under these strategies, HUD will contribute a variety of housing resources to promote better integration of housing interventions into comprehensive HIV care systems. Housing assistance and related services funded by HOPWA are an essential part of the comprehensive system of care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. A stable home environment is also vital for these households in allowing them to access consistent medical care and maintain their health. Furthermore, secure housing can be a platform for improved quality of life.

90% 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. HUD’s formula grants are managed by 135 local and state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources.

Earlier this year, HUD awarded these jurisdictions nearly $300 million in formula grants. This year, HUD had made available a total of $332 million in HOPWA funds to help communities provide housing for this special needs population. Overall, these resources assist over 60,000 households annually to provide stable housing and reduced risks of homelessness for those living with HIV and other challenges.

 

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HOPWA 2012 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants

 

STATE

GRANTEE NAME

CITY

AWARD

Alaska

State of Alaska- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Anchorage

$781,269.00

California

City of Los Angeles Housing Department

Los Angeles

$1,501,500.00

County of Alameda Housing and Community Development Department

Hayward

$1,483,179.00

Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center

San Francisco

$1,276,170.00

Salvation Army Alegria

Long Beach

$1,062,519.00

Delaware

Ministry of Caring, Inc.

Wilmington

$790,298.00

Hawaii

Maui AIDS Foundation

Wailuku

$1,440,477.00

Gregory House Programs

Honolulu

$1,390,650.00

Illinois

City of Chicago, Department of Public Health

Chicago

$1,487,815.00

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Chicago

$1,476,160.00

Chicago House & Social Service Agency, Inc.

Chicago

$1,285,370.00

Massachusetts

Community Healthlink, Inc.

Worcester

$899,274.00

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

Boston

$1,415,025.00

Maryland

City of Baltimore
Office of Human Services

Baltimore

$1,405,950.00

Maine

Frannie Peabody Center
 (Housing Assistance Program)

Portland

$1,054,799.00

Frannie Peabody Center
(Outreach to Rural Maine)

Portland

$1,309,169.00

Frannie Peabody Center
(Racial and Ethnic Minority Outreach Program)

Portland

$1,432,653.00

Michigan

Cass Community Social Services, Inc.

Detroit

$1,348,970.00

Missouri

Interfaith Residence Dba Doorways
(Central and Southern Missouri)

Saint Louis

$1,109,912.00

Interfaith Residence Dba Doorways
(Southern Illinois)

Saint Louis

$965,658.00

Montana

State of Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services (includes projects in North Dakota and South Dakota

Helena

$1,482,040.00

New Hampshire

City of Nashua
Division of Public Health and Community Service

Nashua

$1,430,000.00

State of New Hampshire
Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

Concord

$734,770.00

New York

Bailey House, Inc.

New York

$1,081,922.00

Pennsylvania

Calcutta House

Philadelphia

$837,303.00

Texas

City of Dallas

Dallas

$746,853.00

Vermont

Burlington Housing Authority

Burlington

$392,906.00

Wisconsin

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Milwaukee

$1,310,577.00

Total

$32,933,188