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2014 HOPWA Award Announcement


The 2014 ESG, HOPWA, and S+C Matching Awards application process is closed as of Noon on Friday, March 28. Late applications will not be accepted

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2014 application process for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.

The entire application process will be conducted online. All interested applicants must complete a “Notice of Intent” and submit required Organizational Documentation online before completing the program application. To begin the application process and Access the Housing Trust Fund electronic application portal please click the following link: http://htf.dca.ga.gov/HF/HTFOnline/HTFOnlineNOI2014.htm

SFY 2015 HOPWA Program Guidelines and Application

Access to upload the application to the online portal will not be available immediately.  Notice will be sent out once the application can be uploaded.

Supporting Documents:

HOPWA Certification of Consistency Form

Key Dates:

Online submission – This year prospective HOPWA applicants must submit an online “Notice of Intent” (NOI) to apply.  The NOI is currently open and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Once prospective applicants submit their online NOI, they will receive a login and password by email from DCA that will enable the organization to complete additional information requests online.  Applicants must submit or update all organizational information by this same date.  Applicants who do not meet this deadline will not be considered for funding. (It is strongly recommended that this portion is completed before noon on Friday, March 14, 2014 to ensure that your agency has received a login and password from our staff as the offices will be closed Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th.)


Application Webinar-  Friday, March 21, 2014 from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.   (Registration link coming soon)

Application Deadline – Your application for HOPWA funding is due through the online system on, or before noon, Friday, March 28, 2014.  The HTF staff will review all HOPWA applications, and funding decisions will be announced by June 30, 2014.

To receive funding consideration, submit applications on forms provided by DCA. The applicant must also provide required certifications and provide all supporting documentation requested by DCA.  Each applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of DCA that it is in compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations, and that it is capable of carrying out requested programs.  Incomplete or ineligible applications, including applications that do not adequately address local approval(s) may be denied.

2013 ESG, HOPWA and S+C Matching Awards

General HOPWA Program Description for Georgia

HOPWA 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.

In Georgia, HUD provides formula funds to three (3) government entities. 

The Atlanta HOPWA Program
Augusta-Richmond County Program
Balance of State HOPWA Program

The Atlanta HOPWA Program

The 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-eight (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 and Walton. 

In 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:

Living Room
341 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Room 438
Atlanta, GA. 30308
Phone (404) 616-6332
Email info@livingroomatl.org

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 tsewell@atlantaga.gov or (404) 330-6112 x 5026.

Augusta-Richmond County Program

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 lcorley@augustaga.gov.

Balance of State HOPWA Program

The 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 nine (9) regional programs.  Sponsors and areas covered are as follows:

  1. Athens Area - AIDS Athens, (706) 549-3730
  2. Columbus Area - Homeless Resource Network, (706) 571-3399
  3. Dublin- Laurens County Board of Health, (478) 274-7605
  4. Jesup / Statesboro - Comprehensive AIDS Resource Encounter, (912) 530-8078
  5. Macon Area - River Edge Behavioral Health Center, (478) 803-7714
  6. Northeast Georgia Area- Action Ministries, (404) 881-1991 x5675
  7. Northwest Georgia Area- Living Room, (404) 382-8991
  8. Savannah/Coastal Area - Union Mission, (912) 231-0123 x140
  9. 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) 679-0651.

Downloads & Related Links

Award Information - Balance of State HOPWA Program

2006 ESG and HOPWA Awards – By Grantee (PDF)
2006 ESG and HOPWA Awards – By DCA Region (PDF)

2007-2008 ESG and HOPWA Awards - By Grantee (PDF)
2007-2008 ESG and HOPWA Awards - By DCA Region (PDF)

2008-2009 ESG and HOPWA Awards - By Grantee (PDF)
2008-2009 ESG and HOPWA Awards - By DCA Region (PDF)

2010 - 2011 ESG and HOPWA Awards - By Grantee (PDF)

2011 HOPWA Awards - By Grantee (PDF)

Are you a Balance of State HOPWA Grantee?

GHFA/DCA HOPWA Grantees Only

Contact Information

Email Phillis Thomas, or call (404) 679-0651

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231

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