HOPWA Program

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The AIDS Housing Opportunity Act of 1992 provided states and localities with resources and incentives to develop long-term strategies to meet the housing needs of persons with AIDS. This Act made it possible for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to obtain safe, decent, and sanitary housing along with the supportive services necessary to maintain housing stability and enhance their quality of life. Stable housing and supportive services have proved to be necessary for persons living with HIV/AIDS to participate fully in community living. 

HOPWA Eligibility

Low-income persons (at or below 80 percent of area median income) that are medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families are eligible to receive HOPWA-funded assistance.

Coordinated Access Navigation

If you would like to know your eligibility for the HOPWA Program, please schedule an appointment with a Coordinated Access Navigator between Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm by calling 410-935-9862 or 410-545-1511.

HOPWA Jurisdictions

The City of Baltimore is the grantee for the Baltimore-Towson Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA) because it is a metropolitan area with a population of more than 500,000 and has more than 1,500 cumulative cases of AIDS, under the original formula allocation. The Baltimore EMSA provides rental assistance and supportive services to eligible low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The goal for HOPWA in the Baltimore EMSA is to provide persons living with HIV/AIDS with a stable living environment to gain better access to care.
The Baltimore-Towson EMSA covers Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, and Queen Anne’s County.  All jurisdictions, except for Carroll County, provide housing assistance, in the form of tenant-based rental assistance. 

Find program providers in the Baltimore-Towson Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA).

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