HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS)

The HOPWA Program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/ AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to local communities, states, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit homeless and low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Through HOPWA Grace House provides the following four programs:

TBRA* (Tenant Based Rental Assistance)
TBRA is a rental subsidy for impoverished HIV positive individuals and families that makes up the difference between what a renter can afford to pay and the actual rent for a home. It pays a portion of rent directly to the landlord.  Applicants must have an income to qualify for this assistance.

PHP* (Permanent Housing Placement)

PHP provides assistance to impoverished individuals and families experiencing homelessness that need very little help to regain housing stability. PHP will pay for rent and security and utility deposits up to the value of two month’s rent.