HUD published a notice explaining the changes to the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program resulting from the passing and signing of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), Public Law 114-201. HOTMA amended the HOPWA statute to modernize the HOPWA allocation formula, address administrative provisions, and add certain program definitions. The notice details how the HOTMA provisions will impact HOPWA formula allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and subsequent years. In addition, the notice outlines the changes to the HOPWA program that became effective when HOTMA was signed into law on July 29, 2016, and the changes that require HUD to undertake rulemaking to implement. The notice does not provide details on the HOPWA formula allocations for FY 2017. Exact allocations for jurisdictions will not be available until a federal budget is passed. The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing is planning a series of webinars to be held as soon as FY 2017 formula allocations are announced, and will offer enhanced technical assistance efforts to assist communities experiencing losses or gains in funding to ensure the continued availability of housing supports for HOPWA-eligible households.
View CPD-16-17: Implementation of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act Changes to the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program.
See the HOPWA In Focus: HOPWA Formula Modernization for answers to commonly asked questions on formula modernization.
If your community has specific concerns about HOPWA formula modernization – or HOPWA in general, including program operations, reporting, or eligible activities – the HOPWA "Ask a Question" desk is open for you.
HUD will continue to provide updates on the HOPWA formula modernization page.