Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA program, HUD makes grants to local communities, states and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
The HOPWA funding provides housing assistance and related supportive services. The City of Columbia's HOPWA program addresses the needs of low income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families by providing emergency and permanent housing and supportive services such as rental assistance, homeless prevention, health care and mental health services, chemical dependency treatment, nutritional services, case management, assistance with daily living and other services.
The City of Columbia, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, selects eligible agencies and organization to partner with in implementing HOPWA grant funded programs. All City of Columbia HOPWA grant awards are made through a competitive application process based on client needs, gaps in service, and ability of the agency to successfully implement the program.
Community Development Department
1225 Lady Street, Suite 102
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 545-3373 Fax: (803) 255-8912
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, South Carolina 29217
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.