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Georgia: Award Given to Lutheran Services of Georgia to Prevent Homelessness in Albany HIV/AIDS Community

January 27, 2014

This article was reported by the Albany Herald.

The Albany Herald reported that the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Housing Trust Fund awarded $225,000 to Lutheran Services of Georgia (LSG) to increase services to the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program in Albany. LSG is partnering with local advocacy and service organizations to curb the homelessness that HIV-positive individuals are vulnerable to due to the existing stigma of having the disease, as well as the costs of treatment.

"We are very excited to work with our community partners to assist meeting the needs of this vulnerable population," said Phillip Hogan, LSG's HOPWA program manager. Eight regional areas, including Valdosta, Albany, Tifton, and Waycross, will provide assistance with mortgage, rent, and utilities to persons with HIV.

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