HOPWA Spotlight

New CPD Income Eligibility Calculator

HUD launched the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator, a new tool to help CPD grantees, including HOPWA grantees, to determine income eligibility and assistance amounts for beneficiaries of CPD programs. For more information about the tool, visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

Oversight and Monitoring

What is Monitoring?

Monitoring is the process used to ensure that HOPWA projects are being carried out in accordance with program requirements and that they are meeting identified needs and performance standards.

Why is Monitoring Important?

Close and ongoing collaboration between HOPWA grantees and their project sponsors is an important part of the HOPWA program's success. Working together, grantees and sponsors make sure that recipient households receive high-quality and well-managed housing resources that are also compliant with federal regulations. An important part of this is the grant oversight and monitoring process.

Below are important reasons for monitoring the use of HOPWA funds and the outcomes that are being achieved:

  • Ensure compliance with HOPWA and other Federal requirements;
  • Evaluate organizational and project performance;
  • Ensure effective use of resources;
  • Ensure production and accountability;
  • Ensure responsiveness to community needs; and
  • Identify potential compliance issues before they become serious violations.

Who is Responsible for Monitoring?

While HUD Field Office Staff are responsible for monitoring grantees, grantees are responsible for monitoring their project sponsors and subrecipients. The HOPWA program allows for a variety of eligible activities, but this can present challenges to grantees and sponsors both. To help grantees fulfill their monitoring obligations, and to ensure project sponsors understand the standards against which they are being monitored, HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing recently issued the HOPWA Grantee Oversight Resource Guide.

HOPWA Monitoring Resources