HUD Posts Ten HOPWA Fact Sheets to Address Changes in Formula Grant

HUD has posted ten fact sheets that highlight strategies grantees can adopt to address changes in their Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) formula grant resulting from HOPWA Modernization, which came into effect in July 2016 through the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). 

The factsheets include discussions on how to use HOPWA eligible activities in new or creative ways including:

  • How to use Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) with Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • TBRA versus Short Term Mortgage and (STMRU)
  • TBRA with an increasing formula award
  • TRBA with a decreasing formula award

Other factsheets highlight:

  • Special challenges in rural communities
  • Recommendations to coordinate with the local Continuum of Care (CoC)
  • How to design programs with a Housing First and Harm Reduction component

The ten fact sheets are:

HUD’s HOPWA website is at:

More information about HOPWA is also on page 4-81 of NLIHC’s 2021 Advocates’ Guide.