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Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Formula Grants


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Total Annual Award

Total allocations in 2016 were $49,742,018.00 for New York State and its localities.

$43,778,924 to the City of New York to be shared with Westchester and Rockland Counties and the City of New Rochelle;
$1,749,869 to the City of Islip to be shared with Nassau and Suffolk Counties;
$689,637 to the City of Rochester to be shared with Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Ontario Counties;
$$557,911 to the City of Buffalo to be shared with Erie and Niagara Counties;
$292,990.00 For the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County$493,882 to the City of Albany to be shared with Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Montgomery, Schoharie and Saratoga Counties

Rest of State $2,178,805.00 

Eligible Populations

Low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families. Eligible individuals generally have incomes at or below 80% area median income (AMI).

Eligible Projects

Housing projects run by local communities, local governments or nonprofit organizations that benefit the eligible population.

Funding Award Details

HOPWA is the primary federal funding source for HIV/AIDS housing. Funds are split between HOPWA's federal Competitive Program (10%) and its Formula Program (90%). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards HOPWA Formula Program grants annually to eligible cities and states for local distribution. Cities and states are eligible to request HOPWA grants within their consolidated plans if they have a population of at least 500,000 and at least 1,500 cases of HIV/AIDS (as determined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

Cities are awarded grants to serve their surrounding localities or Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Areas (EMSA). Allocations are proportional to the number of HIV/AIDS cases, both past and present. All localities that do not fall within an EMSA receiving HOPWA funding are eligible for state HOPWA grants through OTDA.

Rate Details

Term of Service/Length of Grant

Terms of subsidy vary among procurement agencies. Most give priority to renewal applications over new applicants. Contracts are awarded and renewed annually. Most procurement agencies have reporting requirements. HOPWA formula grants do not have matching requirements.


New York State does not allocate HOPWA funds for new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation or conversion of residences. Instead, capital development funds are available through State resources like the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP).

Network Notes

For providers funded under the New York City EMSA (Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area), DOHMH solicits community input for the HOPWA portions of its Consolidated Plan submissions to HUD. Providers are encouraged to take part in this collaborative planning process to secure the needed New York City HOPWA funding. To encourage collaboration, DOHMH meets with the Housing Advisory Working Group and other community participants and holds regular meetings with HOPWA-funded agencies.

While DOHMH awards HOPWA funding for a number of housing projects, it prefers funding permanent rather than transitional housing. For New York State HOPWA applicants, activities like rental assistance, support services and short-term utility costs to prevent homelessness are ranked as high priority while technical assistance, operating costs, placement and repair services are lower priority. In both the State and the City, short-term housing is not a priority. Projects are considered stronger applicants if they are cost-effective, feasible, in high need of funding, run by experienced organizations and will substantially increase the number of HIV/AIDS supportive housing units amongst geographically underserved populations.

For More Information

For general information about HOPWA, visit HUD's website.

To find more information about procurement agencies for formula HOPWA grants, see here.

For NYS OTDA HOPWA RFP (2013) please see here.

Each individual procurement agency manages its RFP process. Reach out to an agency contact for additional RFP information.


Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties

Faye Andrews


City of Albany

200 Henry Johnson Blvd Ste 18

Albany, NY 12210

P: 518-434-5247



City of Buffalo, Erie and Niagara Counties

Otis Barker


Department of Community Services

1701 City Hall

Buffalo, NY 14202

P: 716-851-4001



City of Rochester

Carol Wheeler

Manager of Housing

Department of Neighborhoods and Business Development

30 Church Street, Room 224B

Rochester, NY 14614

P: 585-428-6152



City of Syracuse

Paul Driscoll


Neighborhood and Business Development

201 E Washington St Ste 600

Syracuse, NY 13202

P: 315-488-8100



New York City, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland and Westchester Counties

John Rojas

Assistant Commissioner

Disease Control

42-09 28th St 5th floor

Long Island City, NY 10011

P: 347-396-7428



Town of Islip, Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Allison Karppi

Executive Director

Community Development Agency

PO Box 5587

Bay Shore, NY 11706

P: 631-665-1185



For the rest of New York State

Jason Harper

Program Manager

Office of Temporary Disability Assistance

40 N Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12243




Last updated: 07/06/2017

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