What is HOPWA?

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

HOPWA is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Federal grant program, funded as part of the Community Development Block Grant.

HOPWA was established to help low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families establish or maintain stable housing, reduce the risk of homelessness, and improve access to health care and other needed support services.

Some of the eligible services available through the HOPWA program are:

  • Acquisition, lease and repair of housing facilities
  • Housing information and referral
  • Operating costs such as maintenance and utilities for housing facilities
  • Periodic and ongoing housing subsidies 
  • Supportive services, i.e.: health care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, case management, transportation, and food

Learn more about HOPWA services in suburban Virginia through the Housing Resources section of the HIV Resources website.  Locate HOPWA related information such as: