Through its Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $3 million to AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) for two of its core housing programs.
The Re-entry Housing for Health Partnership (RHHP) was awarded a $1,419,482 HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant to continue to provide housing to 38 HIV-positive, post-incarcerated individuals annually.
The Chicago Housing for Health Project (CHHP), which provides tenant-based rental assistance to 33 households annually, was awarded a $1,423,774 HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant. CHHP works with John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital and three local housing providers to place HIV-positive homeless individuals in housing upon being released from those hospitals.
Each of these initiatives strives to provide permanent supportive housing and intensive in-home case management services to chronically ill, homeless individuals. These grants will enable both programs to continue for another three years.
These programs were instrumental in research that showed how supportive housing keeps people living with HIV/AIDS healthier and more stable than if they were on the streets, said Dave Thomas, Director of Supportive Housing Partnerships. We are excited to continue to work with our partners to provide essential services for those who need them most.
For more information, read the HUD release here.
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