Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
Public Comment Notice (click here)
FFY2013/SFY2014 Goals and Action Steps
for ESG and HOPWA Programs
DCA has prepared a draft of the FFY2013 Goals and Action Steps for each program along with other program specific requirements including the proposed methods of funding distribution and the program priorities for funding. Comments regarding these and other issues will be accepted for a 30-day period for review and consideration prior to the beginning of these application submission periods. The draft of this document can be found at:
Additionally, the public may contact DCA directly at 404-679-5821 or through the TTY line at 404-679-4915 to receive a written copy of these proposed goals and action steps.
2013 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Application Deadline Extended -- Online applications must be submitted before April 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
2013 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Application Process
General Information - Workshop Locations and Dates - Beginning March 11!
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2013 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for “eligible” persons as defined by HUD. (For more information click here)
The entire application process will be conducted online. All interested applicants must complete a “Notice of Intent” (click here to access) and submit required organizational documentation online before completing the application.
2013 HOPWA Application Workshop
There will be a HOPWA Application Workshop in Macon on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The application workshop will be held at River Edge Community Service Board (Macon Health Complex, Training Room A) located at 175 Emery Highway, Macon, GA.
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2012 ESG, HOPWA & S+C Matching Awards Announced
In April 2012, DCA received 284 ESG requests totaling $10.2 MD (up from $7.4 MD in 2011). Of the requests, $4.8 MD was awarded to 189 programs. $2.5 MD was awarded to 8 Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) programs, and $449,200 was awarded to support 25 Shelter Plus Care (S+C) implementations. More information and a summary of awards is linked here.
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 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 (28) 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, 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 provides emergency financial assistance, housing, and housing services to clients living in the 28 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.)
For more information on the Atlanta MSA program, contact Mr. Richard Willis by email or by phone at (404) 330-6112 x5061.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (127 counties). DCA currently funds six (6) regional programs. Sponsors and areas covered are as follows:
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.
Award Information - Balance of State HOPWA Program
Email Phillis Thomas, or call (404) 679-0651
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