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Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) is a federally funded program providing housing assistance and supportive services for low-income people with HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and their families. People with AIDS and other HIV-related illnesses often face challenges in meeting personal, medical, and housing costs during their illness. HOPWA funds can be used for an array of activities including:

  • Housing assistance, supportive services and program development costs.
  • Operation and maintenance of facilities and community residences.
  • Short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

Services are delivered through local government and nonprofit organizations throughout the state except King and Snohomish counties, who receive a separate HOPWA grant, and Clark and Skamania counties who receive funding through the City of Portland’s HOPWA grant.

Action Plan

Every spring an annual Action Plan is developed to describe how the state will use that year’s annual allocation of HUD formula funds to meet affordable housing and community development needs. Action Plans are annual amendments to the five-year Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan follows HUD’s plan template. See our 2018 Action Plan for more information. 

Forms for HOPWA Project Sponsors