HIV/AIDS Housing Highlights from the President’s FY15 Budget

On March 4th, 2014, President Obama announced his budget for FY2015. Several HIV/AIDS housing highlights include:
  • A request of $332 million dollars for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. This represents the same funding amount as the FY12 enacted budget and a return to pre-sequester funding for the program. Funding in FY13 (including sequestration) was only $315 million.
  • The Administration proposed an update to the formula on which funding distribution for 90% of HOPWA is based. The goal of the update is to modernize the program to reflect the cases of people living with HIV in an area as well as the area’s fair market rent and poverty rates and focusing HOPWA funds on areas that have the most need.
  • Finally, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is placing greater emphasis on coordinating local planning and service delivery of HOPWA housing resources with local homeless Continuums of Care that they expect to increase collaboration in the delivery of housing and services.
To see the full budget, click here. To see the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget, click here. The pages relating to HOPWA are pp. 580-581.