The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, managed by HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, was established to provide housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.Cities are designated as the grantee for an EMSA based on the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) defined metropolitan statistical areas (MSA), involving areas with a population f over 500,000 persons, and having Center for Disease Control (CDC) defined AIDS surveillance data for more than 1,500 cumulative cases of AIDS. The unit of general local government must operate with a HUD-approved Consolidated Plans and agree to administer grant funds to eligible persons residing anywhere within their MSA (24 CFR 574.120).
Susan Loranger, Director
Central Grants Administration
550 Main Street, Suite 302
Hartford, CT 06103