Customer Service Hotline 1-866-557-RENT
 2007-2008 Funded Agencies

Aid for AIDS
(323) 656-1107

AIDS Project Los Angeles
(213) 201-1300

AIDS Service Center
(626) 441-8495

AltaMed Health Service
(323) 869-5448

Bienestar Human Services
(323) 727-7896

Catalyst Foundation
(661) 948-8559

Common Ground 
(310) 314-5480

Covenant House
(323) 461-3131

Foothill AIDS Project
(909) 482-2066

Friends Research Institute
(310) 479-9330

HIV&AIDS Legal Services Alliance, Inc.
(213) 201-1381

Hollywood Community Housing Corp.
(323) 469-0710

Joint Efforts
(310) 831-2358

JWCH Institute, Inc.
(213) 484-1186

L.A. Family Housing
(818) 982-4091

Lamp Community
(213) 488-9559

Minority AIDS Project
(323) 936-4949

New Image Emergency Shelter
(323) 231-1711

(323) 644-2200

Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
(323) 464-7297

Project Angel Food
(323) 845-1800

Project New Hope
(213) 250-9481

Serra Project
(626) 403-4222

Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs
(562) 923-4545

SRO Housing Corporation
(213) 229-2826

Substance Abuse Found. of Long Beach
(562) 987-5722

Tarzana Treatment Center
(818) 342-5897

West Hollywood Community Housing Corp.
(323) 650-8771


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Persons with HIV/AIDS
 New HOPWA RFP Released


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 Persons with HIV/AIDS

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program

The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) administers the HOPWA grant for 29 agencies and 4 housing authorities to provide housing related supportive services and rental assistance programs to low income, homeless and at risk homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS in the County of Los Angeles. The fund is used for a wide range of programs. Review the qualifications and make an appointment with a Housing Case Manager at one of the agencies listed on the left.

Who Qualifies for HOPWA?

General Qualifications
  • Must be diagnosed HIV+ symptomatic, AIDS, or HIV+ with an unrelated disability.
  • Persons or households with incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.
Short Term Assistance Program (STAP) Qualifications:
  • Must be diagnosed HIV+ symptomatic, AIDS, or HIV+ with an unrelated disability.
  • Must be living in or moving to Los Angeles County.
  • Must have a source of income that does not exceed 50% of the gross median income in Los Angeles County as defined annually by HUD.
  • Housing consisting of single individuals or two adults may not spend less than 40% of gross income; family households of three or more may not spend less than 30% percent of gross income for rent/mortgage and utilities.
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply depending on financial assistance request.

Useful Links - Comprehensive Housing Information & Referrals for People Living with HIV/AIDS.

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 HOPWA Funded Programs

HOPWA Funded Programs

HOPWA funds are used for a wide range of services.  To access these programs you first must call one of the agencies listed here and make an appointment with a Housing Case Manager to start the intake process. 


This program offer two grant types: STRMU grants (Short Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility grants), and PHP (Permanent Housing Placement grant).  The object of the program is to assist persons living with HIV/AIDS who are not able to meet their monthly housing expenses, including utilities and rent, due to unexpected situations. Permanent  Housing Placement  (PHP) is designed to assist  with moving cost to permanent housing, such as security deposits, and utiliy startup fees. All grants are subject to availability of funds and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Housing Case Management (HCM)

Housing Case Managers assist clients in locating, acquiring,  financing, and maintaining affordable and appropriate housing.

Lease, Operating, and Supportive Services in Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing (LOSSETH)

The Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program aims to assist clients in securing emergency shelter for up to thirty (30) days or transitional housing for up to two (2) years.

Other Supportive Services (Other SS)

The services entailed in this category include: food services  (nutrition assistance, meal preparation and delivery, and/or food banks), legal or housing advocacy ,and service animal support programs.

Supportive Services in Permanent Housing

These services assist with maintaining permanent housing, by increasing financial independence, obtaining and retaining employment. It also assists with health insurance and other benefits to enhance the quality of life. Supportive Services include service coordination, mental health counseling and treatment, and substance abuse counseling and treatment.

Emergency Housing and Meal Vouchers

The Emergency Housing and Meal Vouchers program provides emergency hotel, motel and meal vouchers for up to thirty (30) days to persons who are experiencing homelessness and are living with HIV/AIDS.

Scattered Sites Master Leasing

The Scattered Site Master Leasing program objective is to make permanent housing available and affordable to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Scattered Sites refers to permanent housing units that are leased by non-profit organizations and rented to clients at a reduced rental rate.


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 Housing Authorities

Housing Authorities

The Housing Authorities offers a Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program. Up to 12 months of rental subsidy assistance for eligible individuals and their families through the housing authorities. This program operates similar to the HUD Section 8 program.  Contracts exist with four local housing authorities to operate this program: City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena.  Applicant referrals are referred to participating agencies if services and assistance are needed to find or maintain permanent housing.  Clients will transition to the Section 8 program if they continue to qualify. 

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
2600 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone Number: (213) 252-2500
Web Address:

Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles
12131 Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone Number: (562) 347-4663

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach
521 East Fourth Street
Long Beach, CA 90670
Phone Number: (562) 570-6166
Web Address:

Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena 
649 North Fair Oaks 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: (626) 744-8300
Web Address:

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 Background and History of the HOPWA Programs

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is a federally administered grant for state and local governments to develop a range of housing assistance and supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families to overcome key barriers to stable housing (affordability and discrimination). It was created through the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 and authorized by the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act of 1992. It is administered by the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing at Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Headquarters. The Statutory purpose of HOPWA is to provide state and local governments with resources and incentives to devise long-term strategies for developing a range of housing assistance and supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Another goal is to reduce the risks of homelessness for this population and increase access to appropriate healthcare and other support.


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