The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, which has been operating under the same statute and regulations as established in 1992, is changing to reflect current HIV Epidemic trends with the passing and signing of Public Law 114-201. This new law includes modernization of the HOPWA formula, along with provisions related to other HUD programs. This page provides HUD guidance on HOPWA modernization.
If your community has specific concerns about HOPWA modernization – or HOPWA in general, including program operations, reporting, or eligible activities – the HOPWA "Ask a Question" desk is open for you.
This notice explains the changes to the HOPWA program resulting from the passing and signing of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), Public Law 114-201. HOTMA amended the HOPWA statute to modernize the HOPWA allocation formula, address administrative provisions, and add certain program definitions. The notice details how the HOTMA provisions will impact HOPWA formula allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and subsequent years. In addition, the notice outlines the changes to the HOPWA program that became effective when HOTMA was signed into law on July 29, 2016, and the changes that require HUD to undertake rulemaking to implement. The notice does not provide details on the HOPWA formula allocations for FY 2017. Exact allocations for jurisdictions will not be available until a federal budget is passed.
Date Published: November 2016
This message includes frequently asked questions about the modernization of the HOPWA formula.
Date Published: October 2016