Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
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Programs in Georgia for persons with HIV/AIDS
The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program is a Federally
funded HUD program that primarily provides housing assistance (emergency, shelter,
transitional and/or permanent) for lower income persons with HIV/AIDS. Funds
are typically sub-granted to non-profit agencies within the communities who
usually make their own rules for programs and criteria for assistance, provided
that such rules are within the scope of HOPWA
regulations and guidance from HUD.
Draft - Federal Fiscal Year 2016/State Fiscal Year 2017
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) - Method of Distribution
The State of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs is currently preparing its Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Method of Distribution, detailing how the State proposes to use the ESG and HOPWA funding. The proposal cites specific requirements such as the proposed methods of funding distribution and the program priorities for funding. Comments regarding these matters will be accepted during a 30-day period ending at 5:00 PM on March 3, 2016.
The ESG/HOPWA Method of Distribution is available for review here. Comments regarding the Method of Distribution should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Notice: FFY2016 / SFY2017 Annual Action Plan and Methods of Distribution Flyer for ESG and HOPWA Programs (PDF)
In Georgia, HUD provides formula
funds to three (3) government entities.
The Atlanta HOPWA Program
largest recipient in GA is the City of Atlanta. Atlanta receives a formula share for the Atlanta "Metropolitan
Statistical Area" (MSA) and makes numerous sub-grants within twenty-nine
(29) counties. Those counties include Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll,
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson,
Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding
the Atlanta MSA, Living Room performs intake and assessment, and assists people
living with HIV/AIDS and their families or partners to access housing and
service programs. For more information, contact Living Room as follows:
341 Ponce de Leon
Atlanta, GA. 30308
Phone (404) 616-6332
Living Room provides emergency financial assistance, housing, and housing services to clients living in the 29 county Metro Atlanta region and 15 county Dalton and Rome region. Living Room provides services every weekday, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. In Metro Atlanta, clients are seen by appointment and can call 404-939-8520 for an appointment; clients who are currently homeless may walk-in for an intake without an appointment.
In NW Georgia, clients are seen by appointment and can make an appointment through their healthcare provider at the Dalton or Rome health clinics (or by calling 678-536-8979).
Clients are asked to bring proof of HIV status, TB status, and income. Other helpful documents are birth certificate, picture ID, proof of income, and SS card. Grady IDP patients do not need to bring proof of HIV or TB status. Income is not required to receive housing referral but is required to receive financial assistance for housing. Clients needing emergency assistance for late rent, mortgage or utilities must bring copy of LATE notice or bill, copy of lease, and proof of income.
(Living Room info
subject to change by Living Room without notice.)
You may also contact Ms. Antoinette Sewell for Grant Administration questions at the City of Atlanta at email@example.com or (404) 330-6112 x 5061.
Augusta-Richmond County receives a formula
share for four Augusta MSA counties, including Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond. For more information
on Augusta's programs, contact LaSandra Corley at (706) 821-1797, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
of State HOPWA Program
State of Georgia, through the Georgia
Department of Community Affairs (DCA), receives about $2 MD annually to provide
HOPWA funding for the balance of state (126 counties). DCA currently funds
eleven (11) regional programs. Sponsors and areas covered are as follows:
- Athens Area - AIDS Athens, (706) 549-3730
- Columbus Area - Homeless Resource Network, (706) 571-3399
- Dublin- Laurens County Board of Health, (478) 274-7605
- Jesup / Statesboro - Comprehensive AIDS Resource Encounter, (912) 530-8078
- Macon Area -
River Edge Behavioral Health Center, (478) 803-7714
- Metro Atlanta Area (Dekalb, Gwinnett, Newton)- Viewpoint Health, (678) 209-2411
- Metro Atlanta Area (Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett)- HOPE Atlanta, (404) 817-7070
- Northeast Georgia Area- Action Ministries, (404) 881-1991 x5675
- Northwest Georgia Area- Living Room,
- Savannah/Coastal Area - Union Mission, (912) 231-0123 x140
- Valdosta/Tifton/Waycross Area - South Health District, (229) 245-8711
For more information on the
programs named above (types of programs, eligibility, etc.) call the program
contact listed. For general information, call or email Phillis Thomas of DCA at (404)
State FY 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Shelter Plus Care Matching, and Shelter Plus Care Harm Reduction Awards
The State of Georgia is pleased to announce the selection of funding recipients under the State FY 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Shelter Plus Care Matching, and Shelter Plus Care Harm Reduction programs (link to full information - PDF). Across all four programs, DCA received 315 requests totaling over $16.8 million. Of these requests, DCA has awarded over $9.1 million to organizations which will implement 200 programs to serve individuals across Georgia who are homeless, threatened with homelessness, or assisting people living with HIV in their service areas. Funding for each award comes from either (1) the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant Program,(2) the Federal Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program, or (3) State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission.
If you have any program-specific questions, please contact Christy Hahn (404) 679-0571 for ESG, Phillis Thomas (404) 679-0651 for HOPWA, or Libby Tyre (404) 982-3577 for either Shelter Plus Care related program.
Downloads & Related Links
Award Information - Balance of State HOPWA Program
Are you a Balance of State HOPWA Grantee?
GHFA/DCA HOPWA Grantees Only
Email Phillis Thomas, or call (404) 679-0651
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231