Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Competitive Grant: Housing as an Intervention to Fight AIDS

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 14.241
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jul 6, 2021

This program (Short title: HOPWA) provides funding to create and implement new projects that align with initiatives aimed at ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic using housing as an intervention in ending the epidemic.

Each project must be designed to achieve the 6 required project objectives:

  1. Implement and document housing and services models for low-income persons living with HIV and their families that are innovative and replicable in other similar localities or nationally
  2. Increase alignment with new or existing local initiatives or strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by elevating housing as an effective structural intervention
  3. Improve coordination among local housing and service providers and use of available community resources
  4. Increase the amount of quality data collected and used for data-driven decision making with an emphasis on stable housing, positive health outcomes, and racial equity
  5. Assess and document replicable practices that ensure equitable access and culturally competent approaches to providing housing and services for populations of persons living with HIV experiencing service gaps
  6. Prioritize sustainable, effective, and equitable approaches to providing housing and services to persons living with HIV and their families that can be continued past the funded project's period of performance

Health equity populations of interest include:

  • Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons
  • Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color
  • Members of religious minorities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons who live in rural areas
  • Persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Nonprofit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $2,250,000 for the entire project period
Award floor: $300,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 18
Estimated total program funding: $41,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

To locate application instructions:

  1. Open the announcement.
  2. Click on the package tab.
  3. Choose to preview the opportunity package.
  4. Click on the button that says download instructions.
  5. Application instructions and other application documents will be in a zip file inside your browser download folder.
Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Human services · LGBTQ+ · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty

Organizations (1)

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.