- HUD Guidance
Date Published: March 2012
HUD's FY 2013 Budget proposes to update the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program to better reflect the current understanding of HIV/AIDS and ensure that funds are directed in a more equitable and effective manner. This modernization includes a new formula that will distribute HOPWA funds based on the current population of HIV-positive individuals, fair market rents, and poverty rates in order to target funds to areas with the greatest need. It also makes the program more flexible, by giving local communities more options to provide targeted, timely, and cost-effective interventions. The Budget's $330 million investment in HOPWA, in combination with the proposed modernization, will assist local communities in keeping individuals with HIV/AIDS housed, thus making it easier for them to stay in therapy and therefore improving the health outcomes for this vulnerable population.