Housing Opportunities For Persons With AIDS

Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Per 24 CFR Part 574, HOPWA funds may be used to assist all forms of housing designed to assist individuals with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members.  HOPWA funds may be used, but is not limited to, the following:  resource identification, acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease and repair of facilities, new construction, tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), project-based rental assistance (PBRA), short-term rent, mortgage and utility payments (STRMU), supportive services, operating costs for housing, technical assistance and administrative expenses. Program Administration is capped at 3% per year.

For more information about Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, please visit www.hudexchange.info/.

The City of Tampa oversees the HOPWA program for Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties.

 Agencies currently funded by the City of Tampa with HOPWA funds:

  • Agency for Community Treatment, Inc. uses HOPWA funds to provide permanent, supportive housing assistance households infected and affected by HIV/AIDS residing in Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL.  Specifically, HOPWA funds will be used to provide preventative maintenance and repairs, operating and administrative costs.  HOPWA funds will assist 4 households with permanent supportive housing in Hillsborough County.

  HOPWA Funding: $65,000

  Phone: 813-850-7743

  Website: http://actsfl.org/

  • BayCare Behavioral Health Care, Inc. uses HOPWA funds to provide permanent, supportive housing assistance for households in Spring Hill, and New Port Richey, FL which are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS .  Specifically, HOPWA funds will be used to provide preventative maintenance and repairs, and operating and administrative costs. HOPWA funds will assist 11 households with scattered permanent supportive housing in Hernando and Pasco Counties.

  HOPWA Funding: $100,631

  Phone: 727-315-8712

  Website: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

  • Boley Centers, Inc., uses HOPWA funds to provide a tenant-based rental assistance program for persons with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members.  HOPWA funds will also help support operating and administrative costs associated with these services. HOPWA funds will assist 145 households in Pinellas County.

  HOPWA Funding: $1,066,386

  Phone: 727-821-4819 x.5748

  Website: http://www.boleycenters.org/

  • Catholic Charities, Inc. – Mercy Apartments utilizes HOPWA funds to provide facility-based supportive housing operations of Mercy Apartments.  HOPWA funds will pay for direct services, operations and administrative costs to income-eligible persons with HIV/AIDS. HOPWA funds will assist 4 households with permanent supportive housing in Hillsborough County.

  HOPWA Funding: $80,000

  Phone: 813-375-3933

  Website: http://www.ccdosp.org/

  • Catholic Charities, Inc. – Mercy House utilizes HOPWA funds to provide facility-based transitional supportive housing operations of Mercy House.  HOPWA funds will pay for direct services, operations and administrative costs to income-eligible persons with HIV/AIDS. HOPWA funds will assist 34 households with permanent supportive housing in Hillsborough County.

  HOPWA Funding: $330,000

  Phone: 813-375-3933

  Website: http://www.ccdosp.org/

  • Catholic Charities, Inc. – Tenant-Based Rental Housing uses HOPWA funds to provide a tenant-based rental assistance program for persons with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members throughout Hillsborough County. HOPWA funds will also cover operating and administrative costs. HOPWA funds will assist 80 households in Hillsborough and Hernando County.

  HOPWA Funding: $700,000

  Phone: 813-375-3933

  Website: http://www.ccdosp.org/

  • Empath Partners in Care (EPIC) uses HOPWA funds to provide a tenant-based rental assistance program for persons with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members throughout Pinellas County. HOPWA funds will also cover operating and administrative costs.   HOPWA funds will assist 135 households in Pinellas County.

  HOPWA Funding: $280,000

  Phone: 727-467-7423

  Website: https://empathhealth.org/

  • Empath Partners in Care (EPIC) provides supportive services that include adult mental health and substance abuse counseling, adult recreational therapy, children’s support services, nutritional services, and transportation.  HOPWA funds will provide income-eligible persons with HIV/AIDS will be assisted with supportive services and assist with operating and administrative costs. HOPWA funds will assist 680 unduplicated households in Hillsborough County.

  HOPWA Funding: $247,325

  Phone: 813-237-3066

  Website: https://empathhealth.org/

  • Empath Partners in Care (EPIC) provides STRMU that includes adult mental health and substance abuse counseling, adult recreational therapy, children’s support services, nutritional services, and transportation.  HOPWA funds will provide income-eligible persons with HIV/AIDS will be assisted with short-term rent, mortgage and utility assistance. HOPWA funds will assist 40 unduplicated households in Hillsborough County.

  HOPWA Funding: $96,704

  Phone: 813-237-3066

  Website: https://empathhealth.org/

  • Pasco County Housing Authority provides a tenant-based rental assistance program for persons with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members throughout Pasco County.  HOPWA funds will be utilized to provide rental assistance vouchers, program operations, and administrative costs.  HOPWA funds will assist 21 unduplicated households in Pasco County.  

  HOPWA Funding: $198,565

  Phone: 352-567-0848 x.104

  Website: http://www.pascocountyhousing.org/

  • Tampa Housing Authority provides tenant-based rental assistance for persons with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members throughout Hillsborough County. HOPWA funds will be utilized to provide rental assistance vouchers and administrative costs.  HOPWA funds will assist 75 unduplicated households in Hillsborough County.

  HOPWA Funding: $575,347

  Phone: 813-253-0551 x.1080

  Website: http://www.thafl.com/