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Jacksonville Nonprofits - Housing for Persons with AIDS

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS ("HOPWA") program was established to provide housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.  HOPWA funds may be used for a wide range of housing, social services, program planning, and development costs. An essential component in providing housing assistance for this targeted special needs population is the coordination and delivery of support services. Consequently, HOPWA funds also may be used for services including (but not limited to) assessment and case management, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, nutritional services, job training and placement assistance, and assistance with daily living. Click here to visit HUD's webpage for more information on HOPWA programs.  

The City's Housing and Community Development Division within the Neighborhoods Department administers the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS ("HOPWA") program that is awarded annually to the City of Jacksonville through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). 

Each year, the City of Jacksonville hosts Mandatory Technical Assistance and Budget Workshops in late November/early December and the applications are available from early December to early January. Click here to learn more about the City's Community Development Programs. 


Steps to applying for HOPWA funding:

  1. Attend a mandatory technical assistance and budget workshop.
  2. Submit your Universal Grant Application. Applications will be available onlline at under the 2023-2024 Federal Grant Application section.
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