The HIV Resources Project exists to help persons living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers in suburban Virginia identify appropriate housing options and supportive services that will contribute to enhanced health outcomes and quality of life. Read more about the HIV Resources Project.
As the Coronavirus Pandemic Continues……
NVRC’s HIV staff is using a combination of telework and work in the office. Please use the following ways to contact NVRC staff if you need to be referred to HIV services:
For Ryan White please call 703-831-7642 or email email@example.com
For HOPWA please call 703-642-4643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember no HIV treatment or support services for PLWH are provided by NVRC. If you already have a relationship with a Ryan White or HOPWA service provider, please follow their directions to maintain contact and get the services you need.
Public Comment Sought on Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
D.C. Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA) will be allocating $2.5 million in federal funds made available through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), a U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC). Northern Virginia Regional Commission serves as the Administrative Agent for HOPWA funding in Northern Virginia and is seeking public comment on priority services and needs for the Virginia portion of the Metro Washington HOPWA award.
These funds purchase housing and supportive services for persons living with HIV (PLWH). The Virginia service area includes the counties of Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Madison, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
Proposed Services & Awards for FY 2024, include:
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) ongoing rental subsidy
Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance on a limited and emergency basis (STRMU)
Facility Based Housing
Supportive Services, e.g., housing case management, transportation, and employment assistance and training
Application fees, security deposit & first month’s rent (Permanent Housing Placement)
Housing Information to assist with referrals to other forms of housing assistance
We would like to hear from you –
- If you have used a HOPWA service in the last year, please tell us about it.
- If you are seeking housing services, please explain what types of services would be useful.
- Or if you have opinions about the proposed HOPWA spending plan
You can email comments to email@example.com or leave a detailed telephone message at 703-642-4643. Comments preferred by September 20, 2023.
New HOPWA Carbon Monoxide (CO) Prevention Benefit
HOPWA clients -- There are new guidelines for preventing Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning in HOPWA assisted homes. Your HOPWA service provider will be contacting you soon to determine if you need a CO detector/alarm installed where you live.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain what can cause Carbon Monoxide to collect in your home, what you can do to prevent it, and what to do if there are signs that you have been exposed to Carbon Monoxide. This information applies in normal times and following disasters. Read www.cdc.gov/disasters/cofacts.html. The link to the Español (Spanish) version is just above the "Highlights" on the CDC web page.
Local Impact of COVID-19
Coronavirus advice from VDH
Stay up-to-date on the latest Coronavirus advice from the Virginia Department of Health at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/what-to-do-if-you-have-confirmed-or-suspected-coronavirus-disease-covid-19/
Other Northern Virginia Local Government Housing Programs
Periodically, local government housing departments "OPEN" various housing waitlists. When this occurs, NVRC will post these openings: None are currently open.
Medicaid was Expanded in Virginia in January 2019
Medicaid was expanded in Virginia as of January 2019. For information on, or to apply for, health insurance benefits for adults and children, please visit the Cover Virginia web site. Use the Language link in the upper right corner to change to Español (Spanish) and many others.
Medication Assistance and Best Plans for Persons with HIV/AIDS
Virginia MAP (Medication Assistance Program for HIV-related prescriptions), can pay for HIV medications for those not enrolled in health insurance and offer information on obtaining ACA health insurance. Virginia MAP was formerly known as ADAP.
Contact: Medication Assistance Hotline: 1-855-362-0658 or www.vdh.virginia.gov/disease-prevention/vamap/
This VDH (Virginia Dept. of Health) Hotline also operates the Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance Program (HIMAP). HIMAP will pay both medication costs and health insurance premiums for eligible individuals enrolled in VDH approved Affordable Care Act plans. Those who enroll or re-enroll in health insurance without going through MAP may not be eligible for MAP support.
If you receive a letter from the Virginia Dept. of Health or Benalytics about health insurance, take action.
Hepatitis C Medication for Persons with HIV
The Suburban Virginia Regional HOPWA Housing Waitlist is Closed
Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) closed the Regional HOPWA Housing (voucher) Waitlist effective January 30, 2015. NVRC will not accept new applications to the waitlist after this date. Currently there are no plans to re-open the waitlist. For HOPWA announcements and requirements for those currently on the waitlist read on....
Training on HIV Prevention Counseling & other HIV Topics
Priority will be given to Virginia providers and nursing contact hours will be provided. Brought to you by: Inova Juniper Program, Northern Virginia Local Performance Site of the Pennsylvania/ MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (PA/MA AETC) and the Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource and Consultation Center (VHARCC)
The FACTS, FUNDAMENTALS and WAIVED RAPID HIV Testing classes will be conducted throughout 2021 and 2022 at several sites in Virginia. Check this website or call the Inova Juniper Program at 703-321-2600.
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