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HUD To Give $30 Million To HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

The funding offered by HUD offers stable housing for individuals and families at the risk of homelessness. 

 

September 21, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the allocation of $29,661, 629 for housing opportunities for persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Renewal and Replacement Grants for the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing. 

HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “Access to safe, stable, and affordable housing is a critical social determinant of health. I am proud of the role HUD plays to prevent discrimination against people with HIV, expand access to HIV housing and services, and, ultimately, reduce stigma.”

The research conducted on this reveals that a stable home is crucial for the well-being of people with HIV. A stable home results in better health outcomes including viral suppression and the evidence has also established that an undetectable viral load means the virus is untransmittable. These local programs will also provide access to supportive services such as case management, employment training, substance use training, and mental health services along with housing assistance. This combination of housing assistance and supportive services will promote better health outcomes and increase the quality of life for those transitioning to the private housing market.

Since 1992, HUD’s HOPWA Program has granted funds to cities, states, and nonprofits to offer housing assistance and related services to low-income individuals with HIV and their families. This support ensures they secure housing, receive consistent medical care, and can follow complex treatment plans.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Awards Nearly $30 Million to Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 19, 2023, 

HUD Awards Nearly $30 Million to Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021