Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

 

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is a federally funded program dedicated to meeting the housing needs of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Assistance provided regardless of race, culture, language, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, creed, socio-economic status, marital status, familial status, or sexual orientation. Services provided based on each eligible household's needs to support housing stability and improve their access to healthcare and supportive services.
The Washington State Department of Health HOPWA Program is responsible for dispersing funds to local government and nonprofit organizations throughout the State. To contact the Housing Coordinator, please email Deborah Green at Deborah.Green@doh.wa.gov.

HOPWA Program Manual

The HOPWA Program Manual (DOH 150-162)(PDF) provides guidance for DOH Housing Opportunities for People Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) sub-recipients to comply with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.

 

What kind of services can HOPWA provide?

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
TBRA is a rental subsidy used to help households obtain or maintain permanent affordable housing by paying the difference between the contractual rent to the owner and the household's calculated rent payment.

Permanent Housing Placement (PHP)
PHP is assistance used to help households establish a permanent residence in which continued occupancy is expected. Eligible costs include application fees, related credit checks, utility hookup fees and deposits, and reasonable security deposits necessary to move persons into permanent housing .

Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility assistance (STRMU)
STRMU provides short-term, rent, mortgage, and utility payments for households experiencing a financial crisis as a result of their HIV health condition or a change in their economic circumstances. STRMU is designed to prevent households from becoming homeless by helping them remain in their own dwellings.

Support Services
Assistance including, but not limited to, housing counseling, resource identification services, nutritional services, transportation assistance, and assistance in gaining access to mainstream resources.

How do I apply for HOPWA?

Click on the drop down below that includes the county you live in for instructions on where to access the HOPWA agency in your area (Some counties serve multiple agencies).

Asotin, Benton, Franklin, Garfield and Walla Walla Counties

Community Action Connections - Home Base Program

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720 W. Court St.- Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-545-4042
www.bfcac.org

Housing First is a core belief of our Home Base Housing programs. Services are provided without regard to participants' engagement in services, lack of income, or substance use. We focus on rapid placement into permanent housing and progressive engagement of the participant. Housing stability planning is strength-based and individualized to the needs of the household, with active customer voice and participation.

Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties

Central Washington Hospital & Clinics

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1201 S Miller Street - Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-662-1511
www.confluencehealth.org

Needs are identified by the client's Case Manager, initial screening is completed and then referred to the HOPWA Coordinator to complete application and process for assistance.

Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla and Whitman Counties

Spokane Housing Authority

55 W Mission Avenue – Spokane, WA 99201
www.spokanehousing.org

HOPWA through the Spokane Housing Authority is a referral program only through the Spokane Regional Health District.

Contact SRHD for assessment and eligibility.

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Spokane Regional Health District

1101 W College Avenue – Third Floor, Room 372 – Spokane WA 99201
Phone: 509-324-1542 (M-F 8am – 5pm)

www.srhd.org

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Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Chelan, Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima Counties

Neighborhood Connections

102 S Naches Avenue – Yakima WA 98901
Phone: 509-834-2098

https://www.ynhs.org/programs/homeless-services

HOPWA housing services are based on eligibility, assessment and availability of funds.

Lewis, Mason, Pierce and Thurston Counties

AHAT- Affordable Housing and Treatment

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301 North L Street – Tacoma WA 98403
Phone: 253-272-5533

https://www.ahathomecare.org

AHAT provides care and community in a family home setting for adults living with HIV. HOPWA thru AHAT is a referral program only. Contact PCAF at 253-383-2565 or http://www.pcaf-wa.org/ for referral.

PCAF

 

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3009 S 40th Street - Tacoma WA 98409
Phone: 253-383-2565
http://www.pcaf-wa.org/

PCAF provides housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. People living with HIV will need to be case managed to enroll in services.

Whatcom County

 

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Sean Humphrey House
1630 H Street – Bellingham WA 98225
Phone: 360-733-0176
Email: info@seanhumphreyhouse.org
https://www.seanhumphreyhouse.org

Sean Humphrey House is dedicated to providing care and community in a family-home setting for adults living with HIV.

Clark and Cowlitz Counties

Cascade AIDS Project

100 E 33rd Street Suite 201A – Vancouver WA 98663
Phone: 360-750-7964
https://www.cascadeaids.org

CAP's Housing Program is a referral-based program accessed through Medical Case Manger referral at our Vancouver and Longview Offices. For additional questions about our programs, to schedule an intake, or to ask about eligibility, please contact our office.

Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties

Coastal Community Action Program

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101 E Market St – Aberdeen WA 98520
Phone: 360-533-5100 or 360-500-4552
https://www.coastalcap.org

Services are based on eligibility, assessment and availability of limited funds and are by appointment only.

Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties

Kitsap Public Health District

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345 6th Street, Suite 300 – Bremerton WA 98337
Phone: 360-728-2235 or 360-728-2242
https://www.kitsappublichealth.org

Clients of Kitsap Public Health District will work with case management staff as well as other housing agencies that KPHD partners with to assess housing needs. As funding allows the programs will be used to assist clients to stabilize, maximize successful housing outcomes for clients as needed.

Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties

Lifelong

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115 Unity Street, Suite 302 – Bellingham WA 98225
Phone: 360-932-3420 or 360-932-3425

https://www.lifelong.org

When contacting Lifelong, you will be asked a series of questions about your current housing situation and schedule for an assessment appointment. If you reach a voice mail, please leave detailed information about your needs, which county you live in and your phone number.

King and Snohomish Counties

Lifelong

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1122 E Pike Street, Suite 764 – Seattle WA 98122
Phone: 360-932-3420 or 206-957-1762
https://www.lifelong.org

When contacting Lifelong, you will be asked a series of questions about your current housing situation and schedule for an assessment appointment. If you reach a voice mail, please leave detailed information about your needs, which county you live in and your phone number.