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HOTMA’s effect on HOPWA: What grantees need to know

Posted on June 14, 2017


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HUD just released a statement yesterday discussing the changes that will be made in HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program) due to the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA).

One of the changes includes the OHH (Office of HIV/AIDS Housing) establishing this new set of values to operate from:

  1. “No person should become homeless as the result of HOPWA Modernization”
  2. “All funds should be used to meet the needs of eligible households, with no funds recaptured from grants”
  3. “Grants should ensure their project designs meet the changing needs of the modern HIV epidemic…“

The OHH is taking extended measures to inform grantees on these upcoming changes. These measures include a webinar happening in July, direct assistance for any grantees that are projected to be financially affected, the conducting of the HOPWA Institute, and a “Modernization Toolkit” that the program will offer to provide valuable resources to grantees and communities.

Read more about it at: https://www.hudexchange.info/news/hopwa-in-focus-modernization-next-steps/

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Charles Rowe is currently an undergraduate student at Birmingham-Southern College. Charles joined the Navigate Team this June as a Marketing and Social Media Intern. He has experience in social media and video and is using his skills to make known the Navigate Housing brand to the American community.