HOPWA Formula Modernization

The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program changed to better reflect current HIV epidemic trends with the passing and signing of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), Public Law 114-201, in July 2016. HOTMA included provisions to modernize 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 (AAQ) help desk is open for you.

Resources

Notice CPD-17-12: Implementation of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act Changes to the HOPWA Program (Revised)

Notice CPD-17-12, which supersedes and replaces the previously issued Notice CPD-16-17, details the “Stop-Loss” provisions as amended and provides updated information about the impact of HOTMA on HOPWA formula allocations.

Date Published: November 2017

HOPWA Formula Grant Myth Buster: An Overview of Updates to the New HOPWA Formula Webinar

This presentation is intended to demystify the HOPWA formula and the factors that impact the formula.

Date Published: September 2017

HOPWA Modernization: What Communities Need to Know Webinar – July 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM EDT

Key staff from the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing will discuss HUD's work toward ensuring communities are prepared for potential funding shifts based on the law that recently updated HOPWA's formula calculation for the first time in 25 years.

Date Published: July 2017

HOPWA In Focus: Modernization Next Steps

This message provides guidance and upcoming resources to assist in the transition for the changes occurring with HOPWA Modernization.

Date Published: June 2017

HOPWA In Focus: HOPWA Formula Modernization

This message includes frequently asked questions about the modernization of the HOPWA formula.

Date Published: October 2016

Webinars

July 18, 2019

This webinar is targeted to grantees who manage housing subsidy programs and are projected to experience an increase in their HOPWA allocation as a result of modernization. The presenters cover strategies on how to manage an increased budget, discuss new ideas to target these expanding resources, and introduce possible program design changes.

June 13, 2019

This webinar is targeted to grantees who manage housing subsidy programs and are projected to experience an increase in their HOPWA allocation as a result of modernization. The presenters cover strategies on how to manage an increased budget, discuss new ideas to target these expanding resources, and introduce possible program design changes.

May 02, 2019

This webinar is targeted to all HOPWA grantees and project sponsors. TA Providers and community experts facilitate virtual discussions and present strategies that organizations can use to support clients and residents as they move on to lead more independent and self-sufficient lives in accordance with their goals.

April 04, 2019

This webinar is targeted to all HOPWA grantees. It reviews requirements and discusses strategies for using HOPWA funds to acquire, convert, and/or rehabilitate properties. This can be a good strategy for grantees seeing an increase in formula allocations as well as grantees looking to fund one-time investments in housing development.

November 29, 2018

This webinar is for all HOPWA grantees and project sponsors whose funding will be impacted by HOPWA Modernization, whether gaining or losing funds. It should be of particular interest to organizations that currently deliver HOPWA housing and services in rural areas but will also address the responsibility of grantees to serve their entire coverage area, assuring that persons living with HIV in rural counties are included in outreach and service delivery to the greatest extent possible. The presenters address key challenges such as lack of affordable rental housing, landlord engagement, and transportation, along with best practices for rural housing delivery.

November 01, 2018

This webinar is for all HOPWA grantees and project sponsors whose funding will be impacted by HOPWA Modernization, whether gaining or losing funds, and addresses ways that organizations can strategically collaborate with other programs. It provides an overview of CoC programs and other mainstream housing programs and discusses best practices for coordination related to planning, funding, and direct service delivery as well as community examples from HOPWA grantees.

October 18, 2018

This webinar is for all HOPWA grantees and project sponsors, whether projected to gain or lose funds under modernization, looking for information and assistance in coordinating your HOPWA program with other funding sources, especially the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The presenters provide an overview of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, discuss best practices for coordinating housing and services, and provide examples of how grantees have successfully coordinated the two programs in their communities.

October 04, 2018

This webinar is targeted to grantees who manage housing subsidy programs and are projected to experience a significant decrease in their HOPWA allocation as a result of modernization. The presenters cover how to manage a reduced budget, discuss strategies to target these more limited resources, and introduce possible program design changes.

September 20, 2018

This webinar is targeted to all grantees projected to experience either a significant increase or decrease in their HOPWA allocation as a result of modernization. The presenters showcase a budget impact tool, discuss how to manage budgets within Grant Based Accounting, and provide guidance on what to do if you are spending HOPWA funds slowly.