Windy City Times (Chicago) (03.29.12) - Monday, April 02,
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
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
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.