Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program addresses the housing needs for low-income persons who are living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
The HOPWA program is the only Federal program dedicated to address this housing need. Funds are distributed to states and cities by formula allocations and through a competitive grant process for non-formula areas. Grantees, both formula and competitive, partner with nonprofit organizations and housing agencies to provide housing and support to program participants.
In 2006 KHRA was awarded a HOPWA grant through HUD’s national competitive process. The grant provides housing assistance for up to 52 low-income individuals with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and their families in the eight Northeast counties of Tennessee. In 2009, KHRA’s grant was renewed meaning that this grant will continue to serve people in Northeast Tennessee through 2014.
For more information on this program, including eligibility information please contact Wendy Ramsey at (423) 392-2571 or (423) 384-5873.