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    Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
    Program Technical Assistance

    CSI, in partnership with AIDS Housing of Washington provides HOPWA technical assistance (TA) throughout the Southeast as a part of the National HOPWA Technical Assistance Program, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HOPWA TA is available to grantees, project sponsors, and other eligible organizations operating or seeking to develop a program for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. CSI provides grantees and project sponsors TA to develop or strengthen their HOPWA programs. In most cases, HOPWA TA is provided to eligible organizations free of charge as a service from HUD. TA is offered through conference calls, email, online conferencing or onsite. 

    Examples of Technical Assistance:

    • Program review and consultation
    • Staff education on HOPWA eligible activities and program implementation
    • Trainings include:
      • HOPWA 101 – HOPWA basics
      • Rental Assistance Training
      • Short-term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Training
      • Individual Service Plan Training
      • HOPWA Annual Reporting and IDIS
    • HIV/AIDS Housing Planning

    Upcoming Trainings

    At this time there are no trainings scheduled. Please check back for updates in 2011.

    Please contact Sharon Fenstermaker at (205) 939-0411 Ext. 206 for any additional information.
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    If you attended the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Orlando, FL September 12-15, 2010 and would like to view the PowerPoints used during the HOPWA training, please click on the links below.

    Nancy Bernstine, National AIDS Housing Coalition
    Christine Campbell, Housing Works
    Jonathan Sherwood, Victory Programs, Inc.
    David Vos, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, HUD

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    The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing has been using an automated email distribution list to get information out to grantees and HOPWA stakeholders. If you are a new grantee or project sponsor, please make sure you are enrolled in this distribution list. Being enrolled in the list will guarantee that you will receive information on policy updates, funding opportunities, upcoming trainings, etc. Interested parties can self-enroll at the HUDHRE website by clicking on the “Listserv” button on the far right:  http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm?do=viewJoin

    Requesting HOPWA Technical Assistance: To request TA, please complete the Technical Assistance form. Project sponsors are requested to work in conjunction with their grantee in requesting technical assistance. All technical assistance requests should be approved by the local HUD Field Office responsible for the oversight and monitoring of the grant. For more information on HOPWA TA, please contact Sharon Fenstermaker at (205) 939-0411 Ext. 206 or via email at Sharonf@collaborative-solutions.net.