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.

Overview of HOPWA and Other HUD Housing Programs

The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, managed by HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, was established to provide housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Three types of grants are made under the HOPWA program. HOPWA formula grants are made using a statutorily-mandated formula to allocate approximately 90 percent of HOPWA funds to eligible cities on behalf of their metropolitan areas and to eligible States. HOPWA competitive funds are awarded on the basis of a national competition. HOPWA technical assistance funds are also awarded through a national competition. For more information, please select one of the links below.

HOPWA Allocation Information

To view the appropriations history of the HOPWA program over the last decade, view the HOPWA Appropriations Chart.

To view the status of current HUD Appropriations Legislation visit the Appropriations Bills page on THOMAS and scroll down to Transportation/HUD.

To view awards made by year, visit the HOPWA Reports page.

Additional HOPWA Information

For more detailed information about the HOPWA program, please visit the following sources:

Agencies receiving HOPWA funds can also refer to the HOPWA Program Administration Toolkit, which provides important resources that help grantees to comply with applicable laws and regulations and administer programs more efficiently and effectively.

Additionally, the following fact sheets provide detailed information on different aspects of the HOPWA program:

For additional guidance on HOPWA STRMU assistance, please review the following resources:

HOPWA Guide for Conducting Voluntary Consumer Satisfaction Surveys

The HOPWA Guide for Conducting Voluntary Consumer Satisfaction Surveys is a program tool intended to support HOPWA grantees by involving consumers in consultations on program planning using feedback on the quality and content of service delivery. This tool is designed to help HOPWA grantees and project sponsors to voluntarily and confidentially hear from clients in assessing quality and in identifying needs. The guide also addresses methods for electronic use and anonymity by respondents.

Equal Access to Housing Final Rule

HUD published the Equal Access to Housing Final Rule in the Federal Registrar on February 3, 2012. The rule will go into effect on March 5, 2012. Through this final rule, HUD implements policy to ensure that its core programs are open to all eligible individuals and families regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

Other HUD Housing Programs

The following links provide information on other HUD housing programs that can help meet the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS.

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