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:
- 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.
- 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