The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants available to local communities, States, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

NH HOPWA Project Types:

  • The Housing Information (HI) component of HOPWA provides counseling, information, and referral services to assist in locating, acquiring, financing, and maintaining housing. This component is consistent with the category used for HOPWA annual performance reporting through the HOPWA CAPER and APR.
  • The Permanent Housing (PH) component of HOPWA supports facility-based housing (operating or leasing, including master-leasing) and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA). Both methods of permanent housing assistance, enable clients to live as independently as possible in a permanent setting. For the HOPWA annual performance reporting through the HOPWA CAPER and APR, facility-based permanent housing and TBRA are delineated as separate HOPWA housing subsidy assistance types.
  • The Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) component of HOPWA helps to establish a new permanent residence where continued occupancy is expected. This program covers costs associated with housing referrals, tenant counseling, application fees and credit checks, first month’s rent and security deposit, and one-time utility connection fees and processing costs. For the HOPWA annual performance reporting through the HOPWA CAPER and APR, PHP is considered a housing subsidy assistance category under the HOPWA program.
  • The Short-Term Rent, Mortgage Utility Assistance (STRMU) component of HOPWA is time-limited housing financial assistance designed to prevent homelessness and increase housing stability of the tenant or mortgagor of a dwelling. Grantees may provide assistance for a period of up to 21 weeks in any 52-week period. The amount of assistance varies per client depending on funds available, need, and program guidelines. For the HOPWA annual performance reporting through the HOPWA CAPER and APR, STRMU is listed as a separate housing subsidy assistance category.
  • The Supportive Services (SSO) component of HOPWA supplements housing with services that help clients manage their HIV/AIDS condition. For the HOPWA annual performance reporting through the HOPWA CAPER and APR, supportive services are categorized separately from the housing subsidy assistance types

HOPWA Specific Data Collection

  • Services
  • Financial Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • T-Cell and Viral Load
  • Housing Assessment at Exit
  • Prescribed Anti-Retroviral

NH HOPWA Providers

  • Merrimack Valley Assistance Program (MVAP)
  • AIDS Response Seacoast (ARS)
  • HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC)
  • Harbor Care - Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force


HMIS Resources

HMIS HOPWA Intake Forms

Federal Resources

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