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HOPWA Factsheets: Addressing Changes in Formula Allocations


Date Published: April 2021


These factsheets highlight strategies grantees can adopt to address changes in their HOPWA formula grant resulting from HOPWA Modernization. HOPWA Modernization came into effect in July 2016 through the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) which changed the formula through which HOPWA funds are distributed to include people “living with HIV” among other changes.

The factsheets include discussions on how to use HOPWA Eligible Activities in new or creative ways including:

  • How to use Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) with Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • TBRA versus Short Term Mortgage and (STMRU)
  • TBRA with an increasing formula award
  • TRBA with a decreasing formula award

In addition, there are factsheets that highlight:

  • Special challenges in rural communities
  • Recommendations to coordinate with the local Continuum of Care (CoC)
  • How to design programs with a Housing First and Harm Reduction component

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