Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

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What is HOPWA?

HOPWA is a program that serves individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS who are low income or in jeopardy of becoming homeless.

There are three types of programs:

Short-Term (STRMU)

STRMU provides short-term rent, mortgage, and utility payments for households experiencing a financial crisis or a change in their economic circumstances. STRMU provides 21 weeks of services within a 52-week period.

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

TBRA assists households who are housed or homeless. To receive TBRA services, households must present evidence of current or imminent tenancy in the private unassisted housing market. TBRA alleviates the rent burden of low-income households. TBRA provides an ongoing and portable rental subsidy that helps households obtain or maintain permanent housing.

Permanent Housing Placement (PHP)

PHP helps households access, secure, and establish a permanent residence, maintained either on their own or with the help of ongoing rental assistance.

**** Cannot be receiving any HUD funded assistance like Section 8.
For additional details feel free to contact our housing coordinators or HOPWA manager:

Lisa Griffith, Housing Coordinator Paris/ Texarkana
Victoria Smith, Housing Coordinator Longview
Denise Flores, Housing Coordinator Tyler
Noritza Figueroa, HOPWA Manager

Services are available to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, familial status or handicap.

Here is how we can help you:

  • Establish and maintain affordable housing
  • Reduce the chance of homelessness
  • Provide access to healthcare and supportive services

What other services will I have access to?

  • HIV/Hep-C testing + HIV/Hep-C careā€¢Dental services
  • LCDC/LPC counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • HIV prevention/risk reduction counseling
  • Emergency toiletry supplies
  • Groups & workshops
  • Food bank referrals
  • Assistance with insurance through Marketplace
  • Assistance with SNAP benefits
  • Assistance with applying and appealing Social Security Income and Social Security Disability Income
  • Case management services
  • Housing referral

Serving 23 counties in Northeast Texas: Anderson; Bowie; Camp; Cass; Cherokee; Delta; Franklin; Gregg; Harrison; Henderson; Hopkins; Lamar; Marion; Morris; Panola; Rains; Red River; Rusk; Smith; Titus; Upshur; Van Zandt; and Wood.