HOPWA Funded Programs
HOPWA funds are used for a wide range of services. To access these programs you first must call one of the agencies listed here and make an appointment with a Housing Case Manager to start the intake process.
STRMU & PHP PROGRAM
This program offer two grant types: STRMU grants (Short Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility grants), and PHP (Permanent Housing Placement grant). The object of the program is to assist persons living with HIV/AIDS who are not able to meet their monthly housing expenses, including utilities and rent, due to unexpected situations. Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) is designed to assist with moving cost to permanent housing, such as security deposits, and utiliy startup fees. All grants are subject to availability of funds and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Housing Case Management (HCM)
Housing Case Managers assist clients in locating, acquiring, financing, and maintaining affordable and appropriate housing.
Lease, Operating, and Supportive Services in Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing (LOSSETH)
The Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program aims to assist clients in securing emergency shelter for up to thirty (30) days or transitional housing for up to two (2) years.
Other Supportive Services (Other SS)
The services entailed in this category include: food services (nutrition assistance, meal preparation and delivery, and/or food banks), legal or housing advocacy ,and service animal support programs.
Supportive Services in Permanent Housing
These services assist with maintaining permanent housing, by increasing financial independence, obtaining and retaining employment. It also assists with health insurance and other benefits to enhance the quality of life. Supportive Services include service coordination, mental health counseling and treatment, and substance abuse counseling and treatment.
Emergency Housing and Meal Vouchers
The Emergency Housing and Meal Vouchers program provides emergency hotel, motel and meal vouchers for up to thirty (30) days to persons who are experiencing homelessness and are living with HIV/AIDS.
Scattered Sites Master Leasing
The Scattered Site Master Leasing program objective is to make permanent housing available and affordable to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Scattered Sites refers to permanent housing units that are leased by non-profit organizations and rented to clients at a reduced rental rate.