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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Annually, the City of San José receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. The program is exclusively dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV / AIDS.

Under the HOPWA program, HUD makes grants to local communities, States, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV / AIDS. The City of San José selects its grantees through a competitive process that provides such services as tenant based rental assistance, support services to clients with HIV / AIDS, and assistance with identifying affordable housing.

For more information please call us at (408) 793-5520 or send an email to HousingGrants@sanjoseca.gov.

Funded Projects for FY 2016-17

Service Provider Project Name Funding Amount Description
The Health Trust Housing for Health Program $800,000 The program supports low-income Santa Clara County residents living with HIV/AIDS.The primary purpose of the Program is to provide permanent supportive housing to participants and their families who are affected by HIV or AIDS. Program activities include rent subsidies and case management supportive services to help clients secure and maintain housing. Supportive services include assistance with housing search, advocacy, housing placement, developing activities of daily living, unit maintenance, resources, referrals, medical case management and nurse case management.
San Benito County Health & Human Services Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS $37,750 The program provides direct client services such as rental subsidies, nutritional supplementation and dental assistance to low-income San Benito County residents living with HIV/AIDS.

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