HOPWA helps maintain or establish stable living environments for households experiencing a financial crisis due to AIDS. The goal is to improve access to health care and other needed support, and reduce the risk of homelessness.
- At least one member of the household must be HIV positive.
- The total household income cannot exceed 80 percent of the area median income, currently $46,400 per year for a household of four.
- Must be living in Florida
- Must be willing to maintain regular case management, and follow a Plan of Care that will help maintain stable housing and avoid the risk of homelessness.
- For eligibility information, talk to your medical case manager about a referral or call 239-533-7907.
HOPWA Funds are used as a bridge to self-sufficiency for clients unable to pay their housing and/or utility expenses. All HOPWA assistance is dependent on availability of federal funds and is not an entitlement program or designed to be a long-term solution to housing concerns. The program is designed to provide short-term assistance to assist HIV-infected and affected individual families secure long-term housing which can be sustained through other non-HOPWA funding sources.
Households may receive financial assistance with transitional housing, rent, mortgage, and utilities.