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HUD awards $18.8 million to house people with HIV/AIDS

Funds distributed to agencies in 13 states

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson on Friday announced nearly $18.8 million in funding that aims to help low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS get permanent housing and access to care. The grants are part of HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. Housing assistance and related services funded by HOPWA are a vital part of the comprehensive system of care for those living with HIV/AIDS who need help managing complex drug therapies and potential side effects from their treatments. "HOPWA provides housing support to some of the most vulnerable Americans," said Jackson. "We know that a stable home environment helps persons living with HIV/AIDS to better care for themselves and when that happens, people live longer." In connection with this new HUD funding, these projects are using $27 million in other public and private resources to carry out these projects and help even more persons living with HIV/AIDS to find a st...