The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) renewed a total of $23.8 million in grants over a three-year period to local HIV/AIDS housing programs, according to a HUD press release.
The funding will help more than 1,700 low-income people living with HIV and their families. It’s distributed through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, which was created in 1992.
“We recognize the profound effect stable housing can have on a person trying to manage their health,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson in the release. “Working closely with our partners on the ground, these grants will provide critically needed housing and care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.”
The grants offer more than housing. They also help provide access to HIV-related needs, such as case management, substance abuse services, employment training and mental health services.
The following grantees received the renewal grants:
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation—$767,362
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California—$1,275,787
Salvation Army Alegria— $1,062,519
Ministry of Caring, Inc.—$790,298
Gregory House Programs—$1,390,650
AIDS Foundation of Chicago —$1,450,980
City of Chicago Public Health Dept.—$1,483,352
Chicago House & Social Service Agency, Inc.—$1,276,244
Interfaith Residence d.b.a. Doorways—$965,163
Fenway Community Health Center, Inc.—$1,394,366
Community Healthlink, Inc.—$837,404
Frannie Peabody Center’s HAVEN Initiative—$1,309,169
Frannie Peabody Center’s Outreach to Rural Maine Initiative—$1,041,192
Cass Community Social Services, Inc.—$1,348,970
Interfaith Residence d.b.a. Doorways—$1,109,357
State of Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services—$1,482,040
State of New Hampshire—$733,521
Bailey House, Inc.—$1,038,429
Burlington Housing Authority—$382,494
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin—$1,261,955
Wyoming Department of Health—$572,938
Total in renewed grants: $23,811,493
To read a summary about each of these grants, click here.