U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Gives $33 Million to HIV/AIDS Housing
April 2, 2012
On Thursday, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $33 million in grants through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
"These grants offer housing, vital health care, and hope to hundreds of households that combine to literally save lives. 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," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Under HOPWA, 90 percent of funds are distributed to cities and states based on AIDS cases reported to CDC. Earlier this year, HUD awarded these 135 local and state jurisdictions almost $300 million in formula grants.
Many of the grantees offer specialized models of outreach and service delivery. The grants reach 60,000 households annually through the provision of permanent supportive housing and related services such as case management and employment training.
Locally, the Chicago Department of Public Health received almost $1.5 million, AIDS Foundation of Chicago $1.476 million and Chicago House $1.285 million.
Windy City Times (Chicago)
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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