What happens when a client revokes consent he/she had previously given to a provider of HOPWA housing assistance?

Date Published: October 2014

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Program participants should be advised that revocation of consent to release information or verify certain information required by law for program eligibility may result in termination of housing assistance. Explain the regulatory requirements for HIV and income verification for HOPWA eligibility, as well as the requirements for annual income re-certification and obtaining needed supportive services. It is also important to clarify the additional requirements for maintaining a personal Housing Stability Plan and linkages to appropriate HIV care. Discussing the agency’s policies and practices for securing personal information and obtaining written consent to share information with only agencies that a participant authorizes for a specific period of time may relieve a client’s concerns for privacy.

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