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Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) administers the HOPWA grant Program for Kentucky. The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides assistance to low-income individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their family members living with them. All activities must comply with applicable HOPWA regulations, which are found in 24 CFR 574.

HOPWA funding provides housing assistance and related supportive services as part of HUD’s Consolidated Planning initiative that works in partnership with communities and neighborhoods in managing federal funds appropriated to HIV/AIDS programs. This focus on providing housing assistance and related support services for HOPWA-eligible clients serves to reduce the risks of homelessness for this population and increase access to appropriate healthcare and other support.

2017 HOPWA Formula Application now available in UFA

This competitive application round is for HOPWA Program Years 2017, 2018, and 2019. Projects awarded funding through this current funding opportunity will be eligible for renewal in 2018 and 2019, so long as the project meets minimum threshold requirements and funds are available. The next competitive application round for the HOPWA Formula allocation is anticipated to occur in 2020.

**Important Deadline to Remember**

Capacity Scorecard due by 11:59 pm on December 22, 2017.

Full application due by 11:59 pm on January 10, 2018.

Click this link to access the Universal Funding Application (UFA):

Eligible Activities

  • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
  • Emergency Housing Assistance
  • Short-term rent, mortgage, and utility payments to prevent homelessness
  • Permanent Housing Placement costs such as application fees and security deposits
  • Supportive services such as case management, alcohol and drug abuse services, etc.
  • Resource Identification which includes costs related to landlord outreach, creating brochures, etc.
  • Housing Information that assists clients in locating housing and referral information
  • Administrative expenses

To receive HOPWA assistance, clients must be at or below 80 percent of the area median income and have a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

Contact information for agencies receiving HOPWA funding is listed below. If you feel you may be eligible and are in need of assistance, please contact one of the agencies below to see if you qualify:

AIDS Volunteers, Inc., Lexington, KY (859) 225-3000

Heartland CARES, Inc., Paducah, KY (270) 444-8183

Matthew 25 AIDS Services, Inc., Henderson, KY (270) 826-0200

Volunteers of America Mid-States, Louisville, KY (502) 635-4511