Funding Sources


HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA)

This formula program uses a statutorily-mandated method to allocate HOPWA funds to eligible entities to address the specific needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. The program is also a part of the 5 year Consolidated Plan and is reported annually in the CAPER.

HOPWA Eligible Activities

HOPWA funds may be used for a wide range of housing, social services, program planning, and development costs. These include but are not limited to the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of housing units; cost for facility operations; rental assistance; and short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

An essential component in providing housing assistance for this targeted special population is the coordination and delivery of support services. HOPWA funds may be used for but limited to assessment and case management, chemical dependency treatment, mental health treatment, nutritional services, job training and placement assistance, and assistance with daily living.

Administrative Costs:  3% of the grantee’s funds may be used for administering the grant.

These funds are administered through the Department of Community Initiatives.