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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is a federally administrated grant program for state and local governments to develop a range of housing assistance and supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. HOPWA was created through the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, and authorized by the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act of 1992. The program is administered by the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing at HUD headquarters.

Goals & Objectives of the Program

  1. Meet HUD’s national goal of increasing the availability of decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS

  2. Create and support affordable housing units for people living with HIV/AIDS by matching HOPWA funds with other resources through community planning for comprehensive housing strategies

  3. Create partnerships and innovative strategies among state and local governments and community-based nonprofit organizations to identify and serve the housing and supportive service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS

For more information, please visit HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing.