More than 1,200 extremely low-income people with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of nearly $29 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a HUD statement.

These annual HUD grants provide permanent supportive housing so that recipients can manage their health and access needed supportive services, such as case management and employment training.

The funding is offered through the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew support of 26 local programs in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

To read the statement, click here.