More than $16 million in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds have been allocated to the City of Jacksonville through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since the program's inception in 1994. HOPWA provides grants for housing, emergency assistance to prevent homelessness and supportive services for low-income persons and their families living with HIV/AIDS including: case management, referrals, group counseling and caregiver services.
Who May Apply:
Corporations, associations, agencies or religious organizations with non-profit status under the Internal Revenue Code (Section 501(c)(3), and government non-profits, i.e., public agencies, commissions or authorities, may apply for HOPWA funds. All proposed activities must meet eligibility requirements as set forth by the U.S. HUD. Because funds are limited, not all organizations that apply will be awarded grants.
HOPWA applicants will be required to attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop where program staff will provide training on the application process. Applications will be distributed at the workshops. The schedule of workshops will be advertised in the Florida Times Union and Florida Star, and will be posted. No applications will be accepted from agencies that have not attended a technical assistance training workshop. Applications will also be available on line at this site and at the Jacksonville Housing Commission after the first scheduled workshop.
For more information, please contact the Housing & Community Development Division at 255-8200.