Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA)
The objective of the HOPWA program is to address the housing needs of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
HOPWA Program types include:
Short Term Mortgage Rent Utilities (STRMU) provide short-term interventions to help maintain stable living arrangements for households experiencing a financial crisis and potential housing or utility shut-off loss.
The program provides financial assistance to pay for a past-due mortgage, rent, or utilities.
Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) provides financial assistance in the form of first and last month’s rent and/or utility deposits to move into a new housing unit that meets HUD’s habitable standards.
Tenant Base Rental voucher (TBRV) provides low-income HIV/AIDS persons or families rental assistance to live in private, independent apartment units. The TBRV assistance moves with the tenant-if the client no longer wishes to rent a unit, the client may take the voucher and move to another rental property in Broward County. Also, the level of TBRV subsidy varies case by case. The program considers the entire household income, the unit size, and the Fair Market Rent standards. Once all those factors are met, the program will pay a portion, and the client must pay their part as well.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVICES
- Extremely low income
- Be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident with a valid Social Security number
- Someone in the household must be HIV positive
- Verification of low, very low or extremely income
- Demonstrated immediate financial emergency
- Documented proof of the need for assistance
- Completed application
- Plan of action to address the situation after receiving HOPWA assistance
- Be a current Broward County Resident for at least 6 continuous months
Vice President of Programs