September 6, 2018
Written by Trenton Straube
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) renewed a total of $23.8 million in grants over a three-year period to local HIV/AIDS housing programs, according to a HUD press release.
The funding will help more than 1,700 low-income people living with HIV and their families. It’s distributed through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, which was created in 1992.
“We recognize the profound effect stable housing can have on a person trying to manage their health,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson in the release. “Working closely with our partners on the ground, these grants will provide critically needed housing and care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.”
The grants offer more than housing. They also help provide access to HIV-related needs, such as case management, substance abuse services, employment training and mental health services.