Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is designed to provide resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low income persons with AIDS and their families. Eligible persons and programs must reside within the Las Vegas-Paradise Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, Blue Diamond, Mesquite, Searchlight, Moapa, Overton, Bunkerville, Cal Nev Ari, Coyote Springs, Indian Springs, Jean, Laughlin, Logandale, Moapa, Sloan and unincorporated Clark County.
Eligible activities include
- Rental assistance
- Short-term rent, mortgage, and utility assistance
- Operating costs for housing
- Permanent housing placement
- Supportive services
- Permanent housing acquisition and minor rehab
- Administrative costs
For more information about HOPWA funds, please call the Office of Community Services at 702-229-2330. Applications are closed for the 2020-2021/2021-2022 Program Year. Applications will re-open fall 2021.
- All agencies must be an IRS 501 C(3) or (4) Non-Profit in good standing to apply
- Agencies must have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date
- To apply for HOPWA funds, agencies must serve clients who are HIV or AIDS and must provide HIV case management and/or direct housing services
- Agencies must be in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State's Office
- Agencies must have a current city of Las Vegas Business License for the address where the services will be provided
The award of any agreement based on applications received in response to this process is contingent upon the city's receipt of its entitlement federal funding received annually from the United States Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)
Potential applicants for the city of Las Vegas HOPWA program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, policies and procedures found in the HOPWA Program Project Sponsor Manual.
After the submission deadline, city staff reviews all applications for applicant and project eligibility. Applicants are sent a letter of explanation if the application is ineligible for funding. All eligible applications are made available to the Community Development Recommending Board members. The 13-member citizen board then submits recommendations to the City Council for approval.