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Housing Opportunities For Persons With Aids

The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Since the program's inception in 1992, HOPWA has helped thousands of Americans with HIV/AIDS avoid homelessness by addressing their housing needs in coordination with access to medical and other care.

Eligible Activities
Long-term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Short-Term Rent, Mortgage and Utilities (STRMU)
Permanent Housing Placement
Facility-Based Assistance
Short-term Supported Housing Assistance
Supportive Services
Housing Information Services
Administrative/Indirect Costs

Eligible Beneficiaries
All persons served must be residents of Hudson County. Non-residents cannot be served with these funds.

All persons served must be low-income persons (at or below 80 percent of area median income) that are medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families are eligible to receive HOPWA-funded assistance.
HOPWA Additional Requirements
Participation with the Hudson County HIV Planning Council’s Housing Committee
County-wide grant - must reside in Hudson County
Beneficiary income cannot exceed 80% of the area’s medium income, established by HUD
Funds for administration costs are capped at 7% of total grant application requests
TBRA/STRMU/PHP activities must have 80% of their allotted to Direct Financial Assistance, with the remaining for administration and operating costs