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March 29, 2012

HUD AWARDS $1,405,950 TO LOCAL HIV/AIDS HOUSING PROGRAM IN MARYLAND
Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at extreme risk for homelessness

BALTIMORE - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that extremely low-income Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of $1,405,950 in grants HUD is awarding. Annually, this HUD funding will provide permanent supportive housing so they can manage their health and access needed supportive services such as case management 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 the City of Baltimore's Office of Human Services.

"These grants offer housing, vital healthcare and hope to hundreds of households that combine to literally save lives," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Having stable housing can make all the difference to the health of someone living with HIV/AIDS who might otherwise be struggling to live on our streets."

City of Baltimore, Office of Human Services is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,405,950 to continue providing tenant-based rental assistance to 71 homeless or at-risk of homelessness households. Clients are linked to a variety of supportive services leveraged with mainstream resources, such as employment assistance, HIV/AIDS case management, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services. The City of Baltimore is also a "Getting to Work" site.

"The grant funding will be used to provide intensive case management and supportive services aimed at increasing self-sufficiency, and reducing hospitalizations," said HUD Regional Administrator Jane C.W. Vincent. "The City of Baltimore's Office of Human Services is committed to helping some of our most vulnerable neighbors improve their quality of life."

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 at extreme risk of becoming homelessness. 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 Opening Doors, the Obama Administration's new strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

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 135 local and state jurisdictions, which coordinate AIDS housing efforts with other HUD and community resources.  Earlier this year, HUD awarded these jurisdictions nearly $300 million in formula grants. This year, HUD had made available a total of $332 million in HOPWA funds to help communities provide housing for this special needs population. 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 2012 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants

STATE GRANTEE NAME CITY AWARD
Alaska State of Alaska- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Anchorage $781,269.00
California City of Los Angeles Housing Department Los Angeles $1,501,500.00
  County of Alameda Housing and Community Development Department Hayward $1,483,179.00
  Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center San Francisco $1,276,170.00
  Salvation Army Alegria Long Beach $1,062,519.00
Delaware Ministry of Caring, Inc. Wilmington $790,298.00
Hawaii Maui AIDS Foundation Wailuku $1,440,477.00
  Gregory House Programs Honolulu $1,390,650.00
Illinois City of Chicago, Department of Public Health Chicago $1,487,815.00
  AIDS Foundation of Chicago Chicago $1,476,160.00
  Chicago House & Social Service Agency, Inc. Chicago $1,285,370.00
Massachusetts Community Healthlink, Inc. Worcester $899,274.00
  AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Boston $1,415,025.00
Maryland City of Baltimore Office of Human Services Baltimore $1,405,950.00
Maine Frannie Peabody Center  (Housing Assistance Program) Portland $1,054,799.00
  Frannie Peabody Center (Outreach to Rural Maine) Portland $1,309,169.00
  Frannie Peabody Center (Racial and Ethnic Minority Outreach Program) Portland $1,432,653.00
Michigan Cass Community Social Services, Inc. Detroit $1,348,970.00
Missouri Interfaith Residence Dba Doorways (Central and Southern Missouri) Saint Louis $1,109,912.00
  Interfaith Residence Dba Doorways (Southern Illinois) Saint Louis $965,658.00
Montana State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (includes projects in North Dakota and South Dakota Helena $1,482,040.00
New Hampshire City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Service Nashua $1,430,000.00
  State of New Hampshire Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services Concord $734,770.00
New York Bailey House, Inc. New York $1,081,922.00
Pennsylvania Calcutta House Philadelphia $837,303.00
Texas City of Dallas Dallas $746,853.00
Vermont Burlington Housing Authority Burlington $392,906.00
Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Milwaukee $1,310,577.00
TOTAL $32,933,188

FY2012 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants

Maryland

City of Baltimore, Office of Human Services is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,405,950 to continue providing tenant-based rental assistance to 71 homeless or at-risk of homelessness households. Clients are linked to a variety of supportive services leveraged with mainstream resources, such as employment assistance, HIV/AIDS case management, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services. The City of Baltimore is also a "Getting to Work" site.

For information contact:
D'Andra Pollard, HOPWA Program Administrator, Office of Human Services, 4 South Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Phone: (410) 396-4887
Email