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HOPWA Performance Measurement and Reporting

Performance measurement is important for two primary reasons:

  • Meeting Federal Requirements: At the Federal level, HUD is required to meet the standards of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, which holds all Federal agencies accountable for establishing goals and objectives and measuring outcomes.
  • Enhancing Program Capacity: Additionally, performance measurement is an important management tool that can enhance program capacity and performance. Performance data allows program managers to identify what is working well and where adjustment needs to be made to more effectively address the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS.

In 2008, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that HOPWA received an "effective" rating on its Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). This is the highest rating a program can achieve. View the HOPWA PART review at

HOPWA and Performance Reporting

The HOPWA program helps beneficiaries improve their health by providing stable housing as a basis for increased participation in comprehensive care. Program achievements are measured though performance reports submitted annually by program grantees.

In 2008, HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing released updated versions of the CAPER and APR forms. The updated forms reflect the HOPWA program's focus on three key client outcomes: providing and maintaining stable housing arrangements, reducing risks of homelessness, and improving access to care. For additional information on the changes, see 2008 Performance Reporting - Orientation Paper. The revised HOPWA forms have an expiration date of December 31, 2010.

Both formula and competitive grantees are required to submit their completed APR and CAPER (respectively) no later than 90 days after the close of their program year, as per 24 CFR 91.520. Such information is used for program monitoring and evaluation purposes. Corrective actions may be taken if reports are not complete or timely. A copy of the report must be submitted to:

  1. The CPD Division Director in the local HUD area office that is responsible for managing the grant; and
  2. The HOPWA Program, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 7212, Washington, D.C. 20410.

Additional HOPWA Reporting Resources Applicable to both Formula and Competitive Grantees

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