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HUD No. 10-137
Jessica Molinengo
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
June 29, 2010
HUD AWARDS $30 MILLION TO 29 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS
Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at extreme risk for homelessness

WASHINGTON – More than a thousand extremely low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of $30.2 million in grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). During each of the next three years, this HUD funding will help provide permanent supportive housing for 1,232 households so they can manage their illnesses while receiving critically needed support services.

The funding announced today is offered through HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD's support of 29 local programs in 19 states (see attached chart and individual project descriptions below).

"These programs are a critical source of support to local programs on the front lines of helping families stay healthy," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "A stable home can make all the difference to the wellbeing of these families, many of whom have been homeless or at extreme risk of homelessness."

These projects have estimated that about 40% of the households to be assisted will involve persons who have been homeless. The grants announced today also support the Obama Administration's new strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, an unprecedented initiative announced last week at the White House.

Housing assistance and related services funded by HOPWA are an essential part of the comprehensive system of care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. A stable home environment is also vital for these households in allowing them to access consistent medical care and maintain their health. Furthermore, secure housing can be a platform for improved quality of life.

Ninety percent of HOPWA funds are distributed by formula to cities and states based on the number of AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HUD's formula grants are managed by 123 local and state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources. Up eight percent from last year, HUD is making available a record $335 million inHOPWA funds this year to help communities provide housing for this special needs population. Overall, these resources assist 58,367 households annually to promote stable housing and reduced risks of homelessness for those living with HIV and other challenges.

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HOPWA 2010 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants

STATE

GRANTEE NAME

CITY

AWARD

Alabama

AIDS Alabama, Inc.

Birmingham

$879,963

 

Health Services Center, Inc.

Anniston

$861,224

Arizona

Pima County, Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department

Tucson

$1,313,826

California

City of San Jose, Housing Department

San Jose

$1,262,800

 

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency

San Francisco

$1,430,000

 

Housing Services Affiliate - Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.

San Francisco

$508,420

Delaware

The Ministry of Caring Inc.

Wilmington

$766,320

 

Delaware HIV Consortium

Wilmington

$749,291

Florida

I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc.

Jacksonville

$1,223,538

 

City of Key West, Community Development Office

Key West

$1,430,000

Georgia

City of Savannah, Community Planning and Development Department,(Daniel-Flagg Villas)

Savannah

$269,278

Illinois

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Chicago

$1,419,762

Kentucky

Kentucky Housing Corporation

Frankfort

$434,160

Louisiana

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

New Orleans

$804,912

Massachusetts

Action, Inc.

Gloucester

$1,292,869

 

Justice Resource Institute, Inc.

Boston

$1,405,137

Maryland

City of Baltimore, Baltimore Homeless Service

Baltimore

$1,339,000

 

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.

Baltimore

$1,265,112

Minnesota

Clare Housing

Minneapolis

$421,029

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services

Trenton

$1,297,066

New York

The Fortune Society

New York

$1,146,365

Oregon

Our House of Portland

Portland

$1,016,934

 

Oregon Department of Human Services – (Behavior Health)

Portland

$1,223,181

 

Oregon Department of Human Services -- (Re-entry)

Portland

$1,373,293

Pennsylvania

Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc.

Philadelphia

$1,339,000

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Housing (Sunrise Project)

Providence

$1,240,606

 

Rhode Island Housing, (New Transitions)

Providence

$741,355

Tennessee

Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Kingsport

$1,108,662

Washington

Housing Resources Group

Seattle

$714,766

TOTAL 

$30,277,869

 

HOPWA FY2010 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Summaries

 ALABAMA

 AIDS Alabama, Inc. is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $879,963 to continue providing 15 units of facility-based permanent housing, in addition to housing information services and permanent housing placement to program participants.  Supportive services will assist 72 households annually throughout the state’s 35 most rural counties.  The project is a collaborative partnership with AIDS Action Coalition; AIDS Coalition of Huntsville; Montgomery AIDS Outreach; South Alabama Cares; Unity Wellness Center and West Alabama AIDS Outreach.  All project sponsors are members of the AIDS Service Organization Network of Alabama.

For more information contact:
Ms. Kathie M. Hiers, Chief Executive Officer,
Phone:  (205) 324-9822, and
Email: Kathie@aidsalabama.org.

Health Services Center, Inc. is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $861,224 to continue the Rural Housing Options for Persons with HIV/AIDS project that operates in an 11-county rural area of east central Alabama.  The program supports a 2-unit/8-bed facility, in addition to providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 37 households.  Supportive services will assist 47 households annually.  The project is a collaborative partnership with the Family Services Center, Anniston Housing Authority, Greater Gadsden Housing Authority, City of Gadsden, Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama, and AIDS Alabama.

For more information contact:
Ms. Rita Flegel, Housing Program Coordinator
Phone:  (256) 832-0100
Email: Rhflegel@hscal.org.

ARIZONA

Pima County, Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,313,826 to continue providing nine units of facility-based housing, in addition to providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 40 households.  Individualized comprehensive case management and supportive services will assist 50 households annually.  The project is designed to create a continuum of care for people who are low-income and HIV+ and their families in Tucson and Pima County.  The project is a collaborative effort with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and the City of Tucson’s Housing Choice Voucher Program.

For more information contact:
Ms. Martha Martin
Manager
Phone:  (520) 243-6750
Email:  martha.martin@pima.gov.

CALIFORNIA

Housing Service Affiliate, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $508,420 to continue the Rita Da Cascia Positive MATCH program which provides Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) assistance to 10 households.  Integrated supportive services will assist 80 households annually, targeting women and their children.  The project is a joint collaboration with the Catholic Charities/Catholic Youth Organization.

For more information contact:
Ms. Justine Lauderback
Deputy Director
Phone:  (415) 206-2140 Ext. 160
Email:  jlstrebler@bhnc.org.

City of San Jose, Housing Department is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,262,800 to continue providing 57 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services in Santa Clara County.  The project is a joint collaboration with The Health Trust in providing an array of supportive services including case management, substance abuse recovery, housing search, housing placement, public benefits counseling, and independent living education.

For more information contact:
Ms. Jessica Scheiner
Homeless Services Manager
Phone:  (408) 975-4417
Email:  Jessica.scheiner@sanjoseca.gov.

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,430,000 to continue providing short-term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 165 rent burdened households.  In addition, each household receives supportive services, including employment and vocational training, in order to sustain their housing stability.  The project is a joint collaboration with the Catholic Charities/Catholic Youth Organization.

For more information contact:
Mr. Olson Lee
Assistance DeputyDirector of Housing
Phone:  (415) 749-2479
Email:  olson.lee@sfov.org.

DELAWARE

Delaware HIV Consortium is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $749,291 to continue operation of a 10-unit housing facility that provides housing and supportive services to women with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring substance use and/or mental health disorders.  Clinical case managers assess clients, develop individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and coordinate a multidisciplinary team to provide the full range of appropriate treatments support, and rehabilitation services.  The project is a collaborative effort with the Delaware HIV Consortium and Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.

For more information contact:
Ms. Dianne W. Casey
Director of Housing Programs
Phone:  (302) 654-5471
Email:  dcasey@delawarehiv.org.

The Ministry of Caring, Inc. a community-based, non-profit organization in Wilmington, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $766,320.  The statewide project will continue to operate a 16-unit housing facility, the House of Joseph II, to provide permanent supportive housing for homeless and chronically homeless persons in the advanced stages of AIDS.  Medical care, dental care, and supportive services are primarily provided on-site, with other wrap-around services provided by community-based providers with whom the grantee has long standing relationships.  The intensive case management and wrap-around services are aimed at increasing self-sufficiency, reducing hospitalizations and contributing to the quality of care of each resident.

 For more information contact:
Mr. Ronald Giannone, CEO,
Phone:  (302) 652-5523

Email:  brronald@ministryofcaring.org.

FLORIDA

I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Inc. a non-profit community-based organization, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,223,538 to continue its Scattered Emergency Apartments for Chronically Homeless HIV+ Adult Males (SEA-CHAM) program.  The program provides Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 40 chronically homeless and multiple diagnosed men living with HIV.  A combination of supportive services will complement housing support through access to primary health and dental care, HIV/AIDS case management, life skills training, substance abuse counseling, and other linkages to community providers in Duval County.

For more information contact: 
Mr. Andy Barber
Director of Program Funding
Phone:  (904) 394-8083
Email:  andybarber@tscjax.org.

City of Key West, Community Planning and Development Office is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,430,000 to continue a rental assistance program providing a continuum of support for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families in the Florida Keys.  The program provides three units of facility-based housing along with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 42 households.  In collaboration with AIDS Help Inc., the program provides ongoing supportive services including case management, nutritional services, and mental health services. 

For more information contact:
Key West Housing Authority
Ms. Lee-Ann Broadbent
Program Administrator
Phone:  (305) 292-1221
Email:  broadbentl@kwha.org.

GEORGIA

City of Savannah, Community Planning and Development Office- (Daniel-Flag Villas) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $269,278 to continue providing 10 units of facility-based housing for chronically homeless persons in Savannah and Chatham County through their Daniel-Flagg Villas project.  The program also provides on-site substance abuse counseling and housing referral services for 150 households annually.  The project is a partnership with the Chatham County Health Department and Union Mission, Inc.

For more information contact: 
Dr. Victoria Green
Phone:  (912) 651-6520 ext. 1611
Email: Victoria_Green@SavannahGa.gov.

ILLINOIS

AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Reentry Housing for Health Partnership, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,419,762 to continue providing scattered-site Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 38 post incarcerated individuals annually.  The project is a partnership with the Christian Community Health Center in the provision of coordinated supportive services to ensure that clients have successful housing outcomes. 

For more information contact: 
Mr. Mark Ishaug
President and CEO
Phone:  (312) 922-2322
Email:  mishaug@aidschicago.org.

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Housing Corporation is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $434,160 to continue providing 97 households with Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) assistance and supportive services throughout the Commonwealth.  The project is a partnership with AIDS Volunteers, Heartland CARES, Inc., and the Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.

For more information contact:
Ms. Jane Christopher
HOPWA Program Specialist
Phone:  (502) 564-7630 ext. 292
Email: jchristopher@kyhousing.org.

LOUISIANA

UNITY of Greater New Orleans is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $804,912 to continue providing 22 units of facility-based housing, and Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) assistance and supportive services to 165 households.  The project is a collaborative partnership with the New Orleans AIDS Task Force (NO/AIDS) and Belle Reve in the coordination and delivery of supportive services.

For more information contact:
Ms. Vicki Judice
Director of Programs
Phone:  (504) 821-4496
Email: vjudice@unitygno.org.

MARYLAND

City of Baltimore, Baltimore Homeless Servicesis awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,339,000 to continue providing 71 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  A combination of supportive services will be provided through mainstream community resources and will complement housing support through access to HIV/AIDS case management,  employment assistance, and substance abuse counseling/mental health referral.

For more information contact:
Ms. D’Andra Pollard
HOPWA Program Administrator
Phone:  (410) 396-4887
Email:  D’Andra.Pollard@Baltimore.gov.

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. (HCH) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,265,112 to continue providing permanent housing assistance to medically fragile, multiply diagnosed, HIV+ homeless individuals.  The project provides five units of facility-based housing and three households will continue receiving Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  Supportive services are provided to 60 households annually.  The project is a collaborative partnership with Project PLASE and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. 

For more information contact: 
Mr. Jeff Singer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone:  (410) 837-5533
Email: jsinger@HCHMD.org.

MASSACHUSETTS

Action, Inc.is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,292,869 to continue providing 26 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and 46 individuals with supportive services in Essex CountyThe project serves a particularly challenging population of post-incarcerated substance abusers with who have experienced long periods of homelessness. The program leverages nearly $2 million in resources and services to provide comprehensive supportive services, including residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment, mental health services, job training and placement, literacy training and medical care.  

For more information contact:
Mr. Timothy L. Riley
Executive Director
Phone:  (978) 282-1000, ext. 100
Email:  triley@actioninc.org.

Justice Resource Institute, Inc. (JRI) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,405,137 to continue providing 36 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services in communities throughout Plymouth, Bristol, and Northern Essex counties.  JRI will continue its collaborative partnership with its project sponsors, North Shore Community Action Program, Seven Hills Behavioral Health, Community Teamwork Inc., and South Shore Housing Development Corporation, and with the Regional Housing Authorities.  In addition to helping clients find and maintain housing, JRI’s case managers strive to help clients become self-sufficient by helping them access income supports and other mainstream benefits, vocational and educational services, and budgeting/financial management training.

For more information contact:
Mr. Andrew Pond
Chief Executive Officer
Phone:  (617) 450-0500
Email:  apond@jri.org.

MINNESOTA

Clare Housing is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $421,029 to continue providing 32 units of facility-based housing and supportive services through its Clare Apartments project.  Permanent supportive housing is provided to very low-income individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness or are at significant risk of homelessness.

For information contact: 
Mr. Lee Lewis
Executive Director
Phone:  (612) 236-9515
Email:  lee@clarehousing.org.

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,297,066 to continue providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 50 post-incarcerated individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families throughout the State of New Jersey.  A combination of supportive services will be provided by community-based service providers across New Jersey, including HIV/AIDS case management, mental health services, vocational training, and substance abuse counseling.

For more information contact: 
Ms. Carmine J. Grasso
Director, Care and Treatment Unit
Phone:  (609) 984-6328
Email:  carmine.grasso@doh.state.nj.us.

NEW YORK

Fortune Society is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,146,365 to continue operating eight units of facility-based housing, in addition to providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 15 households.  The program provides supportive services to 50 households and permanent housing placement to 42 households annually.  The Fortune Society targets recently released ex-prisoners with chronic histories of substance abuse.

For more information contact: 
Ms. JoAnne Page
CEO and President
Phone:  (347) 510-3601
Email: jpage@fortunesociety.org.

OREGON

Oregon Department of Human Services - (Behavioral Health), Oregon Housing and Behavioral Health Initiative, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,223,181 to continue providing scattered-site Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 20 households.  The program is a collaborative partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in the provision of housing assistance, housing information, and supportive services to those living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring mental illness.

For more information contact:  
Ms. Veda Latin
HIV/STD/TB Program Manager
Phone:  (971) 673-0175
Email:  veda.latin@state.or.us.

Oregon Department of Human Services - (Re-entry), Oregon Statewide Supportive Community Re-entry (OSSCR) program, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,373,293 to continue providing scattered-site Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 45 households.  The program is a collaborative partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project in the provision of housing assistance, housing information, and supportive services to post incarcerated individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  In addition, this program coordinates with the Oregon Department of Corrections in the identification and referral of potential clients and with the Ryan White CARE Act program for pre/post-release case management services. 

For more information contact:  
Ms. Veda Latin
HIV/STD/TB Program Manager
Phone:  (971) 673-0175
Email:  veda.latin@state.or.us.

Our House of Portland is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,016,934 to continue providing 14 units of facility based housing and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to nine households.  Supportive services will assist 30 households annually.  In addition, six households will receive permanent housing placement.  The program is a collaborative partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project and The Partnership Project.

For more information contact: 
Mr. Wayne Miya
Executive Director
Phone:  (503) 234-0175
Email: wmiya@ourhouseofportland.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Asociacion Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM),a grassroots non-profit community-based organization in Philadelphia, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,339,000 to continue providing 30 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services.  The majority of program participants are low-income/homeless Latino persons living with HIV/AIDS.  Bi-lingual staff members enhance access to medical care by accompanying clients with limited English proficiency to health care appointments and by providing assistance with translation, documentation of medical information, transportation, and other support.

For more information contact: 
Ms. Nilda I. Ruiz
President and CEO
Phone:  267 296-7303
Email:  nilda.ruiz@apmhila.org.

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Housing - (Sunrise Project) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,240,606 to continue their Sunrise project that includes operation of 13 units of facility-based housing and 18 scattered site leased units.  Supportive services will assist 73 households annually.  The program is a collaborative partnership with AIDS Care Ocean State in Providence and Family Resources Community Action in Woonsocket. 

For more information contact:  
Mr. Richard Godfrey
Executive Director
Phone: (401) 457-1212
Email: rgodfrey@rhodeislandhousing.org.

Rhode Island Housing - (New Transitions) is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $741,355 to continue their New Transitions project that includes a 5-unit transitional substance abuse treatment facility and nine scattered site leased units.  Supportive services will assist 24 households annually.  This is a collaborative partnership with AIDS Care Ocean State which provides substance abuse treatment, intensive supportive services, and Life Skills training for approximately three months, after which clients move to their own apartments with the support of a supportive service network to ensure housing stability.

For more information contact: 
Mr. Richard Godfrey
Executive Director
Phone: (401) 457-1212
Email:  rgodfrey@rhodeislandhousing.org.

TENNESSEE

Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,108,662, to continue providing 58 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  Supportive services consisting of case management, benefits counseling, educational opportunities, and other services will assist 58 households annually. 

For more information contact: 
Ms. Terry Cunningham
Executive Director
Phone:  (423) 392-2513
Email:  TerryCunningham@kingsporthousing.org.

WASHINGTON

Housing Resources Group is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $714,766 to continue providing 18 units of facility-based housing and supportive services through their Kenyon House project.  The program assists single adults who are chronically homeless and extremely low-income living with HIV/AIDS in King County.  The program is a collaborative partnership with Sound Mental Health, Bailey Boushay Adult Day Health Center, and Building Changes.

For more information contact: 
Ms. Rebecca Bicknell
Senior Housing Developer
Phone:  (206) 957-2731
Email: bbicknell@hrg.org.