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14.241 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
AIDS Housing Opportunity Act, Public Law 101-624.
To provide States and localities with the resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of persons with AIDS or related diseases and their families.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grantees and project sponsors may use HOPWA funds to provide for any of the following eligible activities, subject to certain standards and limitations provided in the regulations: (l) Housing information services including, but not limited to, counseling, information, and referral services to assist eligible individuals to locate, acquire, finance and maintain housing; (2) Resource identification to establish, coordinate and develop housing assistance resources; (3) Acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease, and repair of facilities to provide housing and services; (4) New construction (for single room occupancy (SRO) dwellings and community residences only); (5) Project- or tenant-based rental assistance including assistance for shared housing arrangements; (6) Short-term rent, mortgage, and utility payments to prevent the homelessness of the tenant or mortgagor of a dwelling; (7) Supportive services including, but not limited to, health, mental health, assessment, permanent housing placement, drug and alcohol abuse treatment and counseling, day care, nutritional services, intensive care when required, and assistance in gaining access to local, State, and Federal government benefits and services except that health services may not be provided to family members (*); (8) Operating costs for housing including maintenance, security, operation, insurance, utilities, furnishings, equipment, supplies, and other incidental costs; (9) Technical assistance in establishing and operating a community residence, including planning and other pre-development or pre-construction expenses and including, but not limited to, costs relating to community outreach and educational activities regarding AIDS or related diseases; (10) Administrative expenses: 3 percent for grantees and 7 percent for project sponsors, including costs of staff necessary to carry out eligible activities; and (11) For competitive grants only any other activity proposed by the applicant and approved by HUD. Restrictions: Appropriate supportive services must be provided as part of any HOPWA assisted housing and may be provided independently of any housing assistance. General standards for housing activities are established, including minimum use periods for structures (10 years for new construction, substantial rehabilitation or acquisition and 3 years for other non-substantial rehabilitation or repair). Resident rent payments are required for rental assistance and for residing in rental housing. Additional standards for rental assistance, short-term supported housing, and community residences are provided. Under the fiscal year 2002 appropriation, $2 million of program funds will be available through a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for HOPWA technical assistance. (*)Per the HOPWA regulations, health services may only be provided to an individual with HIV/AIDS (not family members) and payments for health-care costs are limited by 574.310(b) to items and services that are not made or reasonably expected to be made under compensation programs, insurance policy, or health benefits programs. HUD issued guidance on the restricted use of HOPWA funds for AIDS Drug Assistance and other Health-care Costs.
Applicant Eligibility: (1) Entitlement grants will be awarded by formula to States and qualifying cities for eligible metropolitan statistical areas (EMSAs) with the largest number of cases of AIDS. The most populous city will serve as the applicant/grantee for the EMSAs award; and (2) competitively awarded grants will be awarded to: (a) States, local governments and nonprofit organizations for special projects of national significance; and (b) projects submitted by States and localities in areas that do not qualify for HOPWA formula allocations. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for projects of national significance, but may also serve as a project sponsor for other types of grants.
Pre-application Coordination: An environmental assessment is required for this program. Any activity provided in an application that HUD determines would have a significant adverse impact on the human environment would not be eligible for funding. All components of this program are excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: The formula for entitlement grants is found at 24 CFR 574.130. Ninety percent of appropriated amounts are to be distributed by formula entitlement. Seventy-five percent of this 90 percent is distributed to qualifying cities for eligible metropolitan statistical areas (EMSA) and eligible States for areas outside of EMSAs, based on each metropolitan area's or State's proportionate share of the cumulative number of AIDS cases in all eligible metropolitan areas and eligible States. The remaining twenty- five percent is allocated among the qualifying cities in eligible metropolitan statistical areas, but not States, where the per capita incidence of AIDS for the year (April 1 to March 31) preceding the fiscal year of the appropriation is higher than the average for all metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 population. The EMSA's allocation is based on its proportionate share of the incidence of AIDS cases. The high incidence factor is computed by multiplying: (1) the population of the metropolitan area; and (2) the difference between its twelve-month-per-capita-incidence rate and the rate for all metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 population. HUD will use data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of HIV/AIDS, and population data provided by the U.S. Census. The CDC data utilized will be as reported as of March 31 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year of the appropriation.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual progress reports for competitive grants and performance reports for formula programs under the Consolidated Plan will describe the use of the amounts received, including the number of persons assisted, the types of assistance provided, and any other information that HUD may require. Recipients jurisdiction file a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) are required and are due to HUD 90 days following the completion of the grantee's operating year along with data elements to be provided in HUD's information technology system for Consolidated Plan programs (IDIS). Reports are filed and reviewed by the area CPD office. Standard HOPWA grant agreements provide that formula grantees agree and will ensure that project sponsors agree to comply with requirements for record keeping, annual performance reports (to be submitted to HUD within 90 days after the close of the jurisdiction's program year, 24 CFR 91.520) and information to be collected periodically in the Department's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). Grantees must use IDIS to provide complete annual information on the use of program and other funds. The periodic collection of information in IDIS should be made, at a minimum, within 90 days of any disbursement request, on the completion of an activity, and on the completion of the program year. The information to be collected should include information on grant activities, project sponsors, sites and units of housing, and beneficiaries (which must include racial and ethnic data on participants) that is to be used for program monitoring and evaluation purposes. If the State grantee has not yet converted to the use of IDIS, the grantee should report to HUD on information collected in the Annual Progress Report, Form HUD-40110-C (11/97). For grantees that convert to the use of IDIS during an operating year, the grantee may use this form to report on activities for the full year, or for that part of the year prior to their conversion in conjunction with their IDIS reports, or use IDIS to combine such information with information being collected in IDIS.
Account Identification: 86-0308-0-1-604.
Fiscal Year 2015: In 2015, 49,063 households received housing assistance and 108,034 received supportive services. Fiscal Year 2016: It is estimated that 47,441 households will receive housing assistance and 101,390 will receive supportive services. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Final Rule at 24 CFR 574, as amended; and Consolidated Plan Final Rule at 24 CFR part 91.
Regional or Local Office: None. Designated Community Planning and Development staff in HUD Headquarters and in local field offices as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
For competitive grants, the Statute establishes rating criteria and further information will be published in a NOFA.