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HUD No. 13-084
April A. Brown
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
May 30, 2013

HUD AWARDS $32 MILLION TO 30 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS
Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at extreme risk for homelessness

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $32 million in grant awards to assist more than 1,300 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. The grant awards will provide these households with a stable living environment, which is essential to accessing healthcare and HIV related services.  In addition to housing assistance these grant programs will provide access to the needed supportive services in assisting beneficiaries with a path to self-sufficiency such as life skills, job readiness services and employment training.

The funding announced today is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 30 local programs in 20 states (see attached chart and individual project descriptions below). 

“These grants will provide our local partners with crucial funding that is necessary to provide individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS a place to call home,” said Secretary Shaun Donovan.  “The comfort of knowing that you have a roof over your head makes a huge difference in the wellbeing of families and gives hope to those who might otherwise end up living on the streets.”

Many of the projects receiving renewed funding provide for specialized models in outreach and service delivery, including efforts that target help to persons who have been homeless or are at extreme risk of becoming homeless.  The awarded programs are designed to increase coordination with the homeless assistance grant programs as well as other federal resources provided at the local level. These grants offer innovations in HIV care to increase job readiness and employment opportunities for persons in stabilized care.  The grants announced today also support the Obama Administration’s Opening Doors,strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, and National HIV AIDS Strategy, that identifies Housing as a key component to preventing the spread of HIV.

In addressing goals under these strategies, HUD will contribute a variety of housing resources to promote better integration of housing interventions into comprehensive HIV care systems. 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 138 local and state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources.   Overall, these resources assist over 60,000 households annually to provide stable housing and reduced risks of homelessness for those living with HIV and other challenges.

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HOPWA 2013 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants

 

State Grantee Name City Grant Award
Alabama Health Services Center, Inc. Anniston $855,617
  AIDS Alabama Birmingham $905,893
Arizona Pima County Tucson $1,385,585
California City of San Jose San Jose $1,309,810
  San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing San Francisco $1,461,622
  Housing Services Affiliate- Bernal Heights
Neighborhood Center
San Francisco $526,667
Delaware Delaware HIV Consortium Wilmington $793,213
Florida I.M. Sulzbacher Jacksonville $1,215,572
  City of Key West Key  West $1,464,404
Georgia City of Savannah, (Project House Call) Savannah $703,089
  City of Savannah, (Daniel-Flagg Villas) Savannah $289,382
Illinois University of Illinois, College of Medicine Chicago $1,252,469
  Cornerstone Services, Inc. Joliet $954,716
Kentucky Kentucky Housing Corporation Frankfort $475,046
Louisanna Unity of Greater New Orleans New Orleans $840,903
Massachusettes Justice Resource Institute Needham $1,437,212
  Action, Inc. Gloucester $1,284,452
Maryland Health Care for Homeless, Inc. Baltimore $1,297,808
Minnesota Clare Housing Minneapolis $986,114
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Health Trenton $1,328,365
Mexico Santa Fe Community Housing Trust Santa Fe $1,324,438
New York The Fortune Society Long Island
City
$1,180,129
Oregon Our House of Portland Portland $1,050,849
  Oregon State Department of Human Services
(Re-entry Program)
Portland $1,215,218
  Oregon Department of Human Services
(Behavioral Health)
Portland $1,364,352
Pennsylvania Asociación De Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. Philadelphia $1,371,215
Rhode Island Rhode Island Housing Mortgage Finance
Corporation (Sunrise Project)
Providence $1,276,243
  Rhode Island Housing Mortgage Finance
Corporation (New Transitions)
Providence $780,242
Washington Downtown Emergency Service Center Seattle $636,640
Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Milwaukee $1,369,420
Total     $32,336,685


HOPWA FY2013 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Summaries


Alabama

Health Services Center, Inc.,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $855,617 to continue the Rural Housing Options for Persons with HIV/AIDS project that operates in an 11-county rural area of east-central Alabama.  In addition to providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 30 households, the program supports a two-unit/eight-bed facility.  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. Denise Meadows, Executive Director, Health Services Center, Inc., 608 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Anniston, AL  36202.  Phone:  (256) 832-0100, and
Email:  dmeadows@hascal.org.

AIDS Alabama, Inc., is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $905,893 to continue providing six units of facility-based permanent housing and eight units of scattered-site master leasing, in addition to housing information services and permanent housing placement to program participants.  Supportive services will assist 174 households annually throughout the state’s 35 most rural counties.  The project is a collaborative partnership with AIDS Action Coalition, Montgomery AIDS Outreach, 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. Elaine Cottle, LCSW, Executive Director, AIDS Alabama Inc., 3521 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL  35222.  Phone:  (205) 324-9822, and Email:  elaine@aidsalabama.org.

Arizona

Pima County, Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,385,585 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 80 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 Department of Housing and Community Development.

For more information contact:  Mr. Daniel Tylutki, Program Manager, Pima County, Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department, 2797 East Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713. Phone:  (520) 243-6754, and Email:  daniel.tylutki@pima.gov.

California

City of San Jose, Housing Department,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,309,810 to continue providing 19 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services to 75 households 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, Senior Development Officer,
City of San Jose, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA  95113.  Phone:  (408) 975-4417, and Email:  Jessica.scheiner@sanjoseca.gov.

San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,461,622 to continue providing short-term Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 105 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. Brian Cheu, Director of Community Development,
San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing, One South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor,
San Francisco, CA  94103.  Phone:  (415) 701-5584, and Email:  brian.cheu@sfgov.org.

Housing Service Affiliate, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $526,667 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, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94110.
Phone:  (415) 206-2140 ext. 160, and Email:  jlstrebler@bhnc.org.

Delaware

Delaware HIV Consortium,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $793,213 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. Charmaine Quarles, Manager of Housing and Case Management Services, Delaware HIV Consortium, 100 West Tenth Street, Suite 415, Wilmington, DE  19801.  Phone:  (302) 654-5471, and Email:  cquarles@delawarehiv.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 $1,215,572 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, Sulzbacher Center, 611 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202.  Phone:  (904) 394-8083, and

Email:  andybarber@tscjax.org.

City of Key West, Community Planning and Development Office, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,464,404 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:  Ms. Lee-Ann Broadbent, Program Administrator, Key West Housing Authority, Community Development Office, 1400 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL  33040.  Phone:  (305) 292-1221, and Email:  broadbentl@kwha.org.

Georgia

City of Savannah, ProjectHouse Call, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $703,089 to continue providing 10 units of facility-based housing for chronically homeless persons in addition to homeless prevention activities through the use of Short-term Rent Mortgage and Utility assistance to 30 households annually.  The program also provides on-site substance abuse counseling and healthcare follow up to 100 households annually.  The project is a partnership with The Coastal Health Clinic and Union Mission, Inc.

For more information contact:  Dr. Victoria Green, Senior Program Analyst, City of Savannah, P.O. Box 1027, Savannah, GA  31402.  Phone:  (912) 651-6521, and Email: Victoria_Green@SavannahGa.gov.

City of Savannah, Community Planning and Development Office, (Daniel-Flag Villas),is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $289,382 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 60 households annually.  The project is a partnership with the Chatham County Health Department and Union Mission, Inc.

For more information contact:  Dr. Victoria Green, Senior Program Analyst, City of Savannah, P.O. Box 1027, Savannah, GA  31402.  Phone:  (912) 651-6521, and Email: Victoria_Green@SavannahGa.gov.

Illinois

University of Illinois, College of Medicine, isawarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,252,469 to provide 37 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services and 15 households with permanent housing placement services (PHP) annually, The College of Medicine previously served as a project sponsor on Pioneer Civic Services two HOPWA permanent supportive housing grants and will now serve as the grantee.  To reduce administrative burden and increase efficiency, the two grants have been combined into one award under the renewal process.  The project is a partnership with Heart of IL HIV/AIDS Center (HIHAC), and provides services to a 15 county area that targets households receiving Ryan White benefits who have demonstrated a housing need.

For more information contact:  Pamela Briggs, Director, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, 909 S Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL  60612-7205.  Phone:  (309) 671-8418, and Email:  Pamb@uic.edu.

Cornerstone Services Inc., is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $954,716 to continue providing 16 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, who also have mental illness and are experiencing homelessness in Will County, Illinois.  Cornerstone will continue its partnerships with Agape Missions, Stepping Stones, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, and Regional Care Association in providing services.

For more information contact: Ms. Sue Bultman, Vice President/Chief Development Officer, Cornerstone Services Inc., 777 Joyce Road, Joliet, IL  60436.  Phone:  (815) 741-6743, and
Email: sbultman@cornerstoneservices.org.

Kentucky

KentuckyHousing Corporation, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $475,046 to continue providing 94 households with homeless prevention assistance through 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. Anne Colly Rose, Program Manager, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY  40601.  Phone:  (502) 564-7630 ext. 259, and
Email: arose@kyhousing.org.

Louisiana

UNITY of Greater New Orleans,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $840,903 to continue providing 19 units of facility-based housing annually, long-term Tennant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to nine households annually, homeless prevention efforts via Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) assistance to 46 households annually, and supportive services to 51 households annually.  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, Deputy Director, Unity of Greater New Orleans, 2475 Canal Street, Suite 300, New Orleans, LA  70119.  Phone:  (504) 821-4496, and
Email:  vjudice@unitygno.org.

Massachusetts

Action, Inc.,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,284,452 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.  Action, Inc. provides 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, Action, Inc., 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930.  Phone:  (978) 282-1000, ext. 100, and Email: triley@actioninc.org.

Justice Resource Institute, Inc. (JRI),is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,437,212 to continue providing 36 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and 72 households with 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., South Shore Housing Development Corporation, and 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:  Ms. Sue Buoncuore, Director of JRI Health Housing Programs, Justice Resource Institute, 160 Gould Street, Suite 300, Needham, MA 02494. Phone:  (617) 457-4142, and Email:  sbuoncuore@jri.org.

Maryland

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. (HCH), is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,297,808 to continue providing permanent housing assistance to medically fragile, multiple 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. Kevin Lindamood, President and CEO, Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD  21202.  Phone:  (410) 837-5533, and Email: ltreherne@hchmd.org.

Minnesota

Clare Housing,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $986,114 to continue providing 26 units of facility-based housing through its Clare Apartments project and supportive services to 45 households annually.  Permanent supportive housing is provided to very low-income individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness or are at significant risk of homelessness.

For more information contact:  Mr. Lee Lewis, Executive Director, Clare Housing, 929 Central Avenue, NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413.  Phone:  (612) 236- 9521, and Email:  lee.lewis@clarehousing.org.

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Health, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,328,365 to continue providing Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 35 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:  Dr. Sindy Paul, MD, MPH, FACPM, Medical Director,
New Jersey Department of Health, 50 East State Street, 3rd Floor, Trenton, NJ  08625-0363.
Phone:  (609) 984-6328, and Email:  sindy.paul@doh.state.nj.us.

New Mexico

The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,324,438 to continue provision of a unique rental and homeownership program model that enables 24 households to receive rental assistance and contribute towards a down payment on a home purchase.  The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust will continue to partner with local providers to serve 69 households throughout New Mexico with supportive services.

For more information contact:  Joyce Arellano, Program Manager, The Santa Fe Community Housing Trust, P.O. Box 713, Santa Fe, NM  87504-0713.   Phone:  (505) 989-3960, and
Email:  JArellano@housingtrustonline.org.

New York

Fortune Society, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,180,129 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 70 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. Joyce Kelley, Senior Director of Housing, The Fortune Society, Inc., 2976 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY  11101.  Phone:  (212) 690-6202 x734, and
Email:  Jkelly@fortunesociety.org.

Oregon

Our House of Portland,is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,050,849 to continue providing 14 units of facility based housing and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to nine households.  Supportive services will assist 34 households annually.  In addition, two 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, Our House of Portland, 2727 S.E. Alder Street, Portland, OR  97214.  Phone:  (503) 234-0175, and Email: wmiya@ourhouseofportland.org.

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 $1,364,352 to continue providing scattered-site Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to 48 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, Oregon Department of Human Services, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 1105, Portland, OR  97232. Phone:  (971) 673-0175, and Email:  veda.latin@state.or.us.

Oregon Department of Human Services (Behavioral Health), Oregon Housing and Behavioral Health Initiative, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,215,218 to continue providing scattered-site Tenant-Ba1sed Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services to 40 households living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring mental illness.  The program is a collaborative partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project.

For more information contact:   Ms. Veda Latin, HIV/STD/TB Program Manager, Oregon Department of Human Services, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 1105, Portland, OR  97232. Phone:  (971) 673-0175, and Email:  veda.latin@state.or.us.

Pennsylvania

Asociación De Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM),a grassroots non-profit community-based organization in Philadelphia, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,371,215 to continue providing 30 households with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and supportive services.  Additionally this organization will assist 13 households with permanent housing placement (PHP) services annually.  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, Asociación De Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM), 4301 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19140. Phone:  (267) 296-7303, and Email:  nilda.ruiz@apmphila.org.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Housing (Sunrise Project),is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,276,243 to continue their Sunrise project that includes operation of 13 units of facility-based housing and 18 scattered-site master-lease units.  Supportive services will assist 51 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:  Ms. Susan Bodington, Deputy Director of Programs,
Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, 44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903.  Phone:  (401) 457-1286, and Email:  sbodington@rhodeislandhousing.org.

Rhode Island Housing (New Transitions), is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $780,242 to continue their New Transitions project that includes a five-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:  Ms. Susan Bodington, Deputy Director of Programs,
Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, 44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903.  Phone:  (401) 457-1286, and Email: sbodington@rhodeislandhousing.org.

Washington

Downtown Emergency Service Center, (DESC), is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $636,640 to continue a housing program that assists low-income persons with HIV/AIDS in Seattle.   As a post-incarcerated re-entry effort, the permanent housing program provides services and housing placement support through 10 facility based housing units, three respite beds serving up to 25 households a year, and housing case management services.   The project is multi-funded and collaborating partners include:   Evergreen Treatment Services, (ETS); Compass Center; King County jail; and the Washington State Department of Corrections.  The services compliment housing support through access to public assistance benefits, literacy skill development, mental health and substance abuse treatment, domestic violence support, medical and dental care, as well as, vocational training and employment referral services.

For more information contact:  Mr. Tom Teicher, Asset & Contracts Manager, Downtown Emergency Service Center, (DESC), 515 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA  98104. Phone:  (206) 515-1520,
Email:  tteicher@desc.org.

Wisconsin

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW), is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,369,420 to continue providing 92 dually diagnosed and/or mentally ill individuals and their families with Tenant-Based Rental Assistance and supportive services throughout the State of Wisconsin. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will continue to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services in delivery of supportive services.

For information contact:  Mr. Dan Bitenc, Director of Government Revenue, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, 820 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53203.  Phone: (414) 225-1597,
Email:  Dan.Bitenc@arcw.org. 

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