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HUD Awards $32 Million to 30 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

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[Last month], the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $32 million in grant awards to assist more than 1,300 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. The grant awards will provide these households with a stable living environment, which is essential to accessing healthcare and HIV related services.  In addition to…

HOPWA Demonstration Projects Seek Improved Coordination of Housing and Care Services

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Projects underway in seven communities around the nation are providing permanent and transitional housing and other support services to more than 200 households with families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS and informing the development of new cross-program approaches in HIV care. Seeking to better integrate and coordinate non-housing supportive services for people living with HIV…

HUD’s World AIDS Day Commemoration: A Look to the Future

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This year’s World AIDS Day marks an occasion to reflect on the 30 year struggle with HIV and to renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS.  At HUD, the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing helped to lead the Department’s commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day on November 29th. The Uniting for Action: Cross-Program Approaches…

Housing — Our Response to HIV

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June 5th, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first reports of persons infected with HIV.  Today, even with the incredible strides in medication, care and understanding, much remains to be done. From our special vantage at HUD, housing that is decent safe and affordable still too often remains an unachieved aspiration – and persons…

HUD Announces $9.1 million in HOPWA Funding

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the availability of $9.1 million in funding through its Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program to meet the housing needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.  Grants made available under the HOPWA program advance HUD’s implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). …

Federal Leads Continue Collaborative Efforts

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Federal Leads NHAS Meeting

On Monday, April 4, 2011, representatives from the six Federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies with responsibility for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) met to continue our collaborative efforts to implement the Strategy. The primary focus of the meeting was the continued exploration of the impact of homelessness and housing insecurity…

Updating the HOPWA Funding Formula

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David Vos

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is committed to working with our Federal and community partners to ensure the success of the national response to HIV/AIDS articulated in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). In my prior post, I described some of the activities we are undertaking and how community members can engage with…

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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I am pleased to share with you the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) implementation plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). HUD is committed to working with our Federal and community partners to ensure the success of this national response to HIV/AIDS. In addition to the attached summary, I invite you to review…

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