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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) provides housing and supportive services for low-income individuals living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent of funds are distributed to states and localities through a block grant formula, and ten percent of funds are distributed through a national competition.


What This Rating Means


This is the highest rating a program can achieve. Programs rated Effective set ambitious goals, achieve results, are well-managed and improve efficiency.
  • The program is well designed to focus on a targeted special need. This program has a unique impact in helping persons with HIV/AIDS maintain stable housing as a base to access HIV treatment and other care.
  • The program is achieving its purpose. HOPWA projects are demonstrating high levels of results in assisting a vulnerable population to achieve beneficial outcomes through the use of these resources. Results are shown in performance profiles for each grantee and accessible at the HUD website at www.hud/gov/offices/cpd/aidshousing/reports/perfpro.cfm.
  • Program management continues to enhance program performance. As a program improvement, HOPWA adopted new long-term outcome measures. Research on the connection of stable housing to improved health outcomes for persons living with HIV/AIDS is being conducted. Program managers are seeking out data on the cost effectiveness of housing interventions for this target population.

Improvement Plan

About Improvement Plans

We are taking the following actions to improve the performance of the program:

  • Recommending a statutory update to better allocate formula resources based on current data on persons living with HIV/AIDS and local housing costs.
  • Revising HOPWA's efficiency measure to better highlight the program's cost-effective achievements.
  • Continuing to target support to persons with greatest need and assessing the impact of annual increases in outcome goals on delivering assistance to those who have the greater risks of poor outcomes.

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