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HOPWA

HIV/AIDS

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA)
FLORIDA STATE PROGRAM
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) FLORIDA STATE PROGRAM

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This website presents contact, programmatic and policy information about housing services provided to eligible persons with HIV/AIDS through the State HOPWA Program.

The Florida State HOPWA Program Policies and Procedures was created to provide uniform, consistent guidance on the Florida State HOPWA Program to assist local HOPWA project sponsors, County Health Departments, case management agencies, DOH staff, and any other parties responsible for the implementation of the day‐to‐day activities of the HOPWA program. These policies and procedures provide more detailed clarification for current activities, and serve as comprehensive guidance on the implementation of long‐term permanent housing as a statewide activity. Standardization of these HOPWA policies and procedures improves service delivery, provides for fair and equitable access to services, and alleviates problems of inconsistency associated with local program guidelines.

24 CFR PART 574 (pdf 4.7mb) HOPWA was created through the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, and authorized by the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act of 1992.  It is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) at HUD Headquarters (Office Community Planning and Development). HOPWA Regulations 24 CFR 574 provide the requirements and framework for the HOPWA Program and should be referred to as needed.

NOTICE CPD 06-07 (doc 153kb) This Notice was issued August 3, 2006 and cross references 24CFR part 574 which covers short-term and permanent housing assistance and waiver information. This notice provides standards for HOPWA short-term rent, mortgage and utility payments and connections to permanent housing  The Frequent Questions and Answers on the last page is emphasized.
                                                            
Note: HOPWA Notices are issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development for all HOPWA grantees and Project Sponsors. This information is incorporated by references into the State HOPWA contracts and provides updated policies and procedures for the State HOPWA Program.  All HOPWA Project Sponsors should routinely read the Notices.

Resources

THE HOPWA GRANTEE OVERSIGHT GUIDE (August 2010) provides grantees and project sponsors with an understanding of the various federal laws and regulations that govern the use of HOPWA resources, while providing guidance and tools to conduct compliance reviews and identify corrective actions, as needed. 

INCOME LIMITS

FAIR MARKET RENT LIMITS

HOPWA FLYER This flyer provides a description of HOPWA, the services, qualifications and contact information for the 10 HOPWA Project Sponsors statewide.

STATE HOPWA PROJECT SPONSORS  This list provides the name, address, phone & e-mail information for State HOPWA Project Sponsors.

STATE HOPWA PROGRAM SERVICE AREA MAP  This color-coded statewide Florida map provides contact and service areas by region. 

CITY HOPWA (EMSA) GRANTEES This list provides the name, address, phone & e-mail information for City HOPWA Grantees

CITY HOPWA (EMSA) PROGRAM SERVICES AREA MAP

KEY HOUSING WEBSITES These Websites provide links for additional Federal and State Resources

STATE HOPWA INCOME ELIGIBILITY WORKSHEET AND TENANT INCOME AND RENT CALCULATION WORKSHEET.

2014 STATE HOPWA PROGRAM ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

CITY HOPWA (EMSA) PROGRAM SERVICES AREA MAP

2013-2014 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

HOPWA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces Federal Laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. Learn more about FHEO.

The Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) is a state agency that enforces Florida’s anti-discrimination laws, which include housing.  The FCHR accepts complaints from persons who feel they have been discriminated against, and investigates the complaints to determine if discrimination occurred.  Learn more about FCHR