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Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS

hiv advertisement The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and supportive services for low-income HIV-infected persons and their families. The program's objectives include assisting households in establishing and maintaining a stable living environment that is safe and sanitary as well as improving clients' access to health care and supportive services and health outcomes.

HOPWA's main functions include:
Supportive housing
  • Provision of housing and supportive services focusing on issues related to access to HIV primary care, behavioral health needs (mental health, substance use), chronic health challenges, and/or other needs (e.g. child care/family support needs) to ensure that HIV-infected persons are able to maintain stable housing arrangements and remain within the care system.
  • Housing may be transitional or permanent and provided through congregate facilities or community-based, scattered-site apartments.
Rental Assistance
  • Tenant-based rental assistance, including assistance for shared housing arrangements.
Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance
  • Time-limited rental payments paid on behalf of individuals and families at-risk for eviction due to rent arrears. The intent is to prevent eviction and increase housing stability.
Housing Placement Services
  • Counseling, information, and referral services to assist low income, HIV-infected persons to locate and secure safe, decent and appropriate housing.

Find a local HOPWA-funded agency (PDF).

Patients with HIV/AIDS may also qualify for emergency, transitional, and non-emergency housing assistance and on-going rental assistance from the HIV/AIDS Service Administration (HASA). More information is available at: HASA.

Last Updated 12/19/12