Rental Assistance Resources – HIV/AIDS Grants

NewsJuly2015 West Philadelphia Housing Market
There has been a significant increase in new residential development in West Philadelphia over the past few
years. Students at nearby universities and professionals see the area as a desirable and affordable place to live.
The influx of these Millennials is expected to result in more nightlife, entertainment and retail for the area.
Recent housing includes a 25-story apartment building at 3737 Chestnut Street (under construction), two apartment
building proposals for 44th and Chestnut and 43rd and Clark Street, and modular homes at 46th and Sansom
Street (completed).
Landlords Needed To End Homelessness
Last August, spearheaded by the Mayor’s Office City of Pittsburgh and the Office of the County Executive, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, all of the area Continuum of Care service providers and interested
community stakeholders, joined with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and HUD to host the Pittsburgh
Rapid Results Boot Camp. Through HUD’s Point-in-Time count and the VA’s Gap Analysis, it was determined that
Pittsburgh needed to house 627 veterans experiencing homelessness to end homelessness in the city by Dec.
31, 2015. Now in their third 100 days, they have housed 50% of their goal. The coalition’s “Housing Homeless Veterans” media campaign and landlord outreach has included a television talk show appearance, a YouTube public
service announcement and a 144 bus and 100 bus shelter poster campaign encouraging interested landlords to
call “2-1-1.”
On May 19, 2015, HUD announced $29 million in grants to help approximately 1,200 extremely low-income persons
and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. In addition to housing assistance, these local programs will provide
access to the needed supportive services such as case management, mental health, substance abuse and employment training. The funding announced is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 25 local programs in 16 states. Research shows that a stable home is critical to the health of persons with HIV-AIDS resulting in better health outcomes and reduced transmission of the disease. In Region III, the Ministry of Caring, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. received more than $790,000; the City of Baltimore, Md. received over $1.4 million and Calcutta House in Philadelphia, PA received over $837,000
Delaware Joins Mayor’s Challenge
Governor Jack Markell has issued a proclamation to add the State of Delaware to the Mayors Challenge to End
Veteran Homelessness. Delaware estimates 277 veterans will experience homelessness
over the course of 2015. The City of Dover joined the Mayors Challenge last year and has already
permanently housed 19 homeless veterans towards its 100 day goal of housing 22 homeless veterans in the capitol
city by June 10. New Castle County, Wilmington and Newark will begin their 100-day effort to permanently
house 84 homeless veterans July 1. Meanwhile, Georgetown is planning a June symposium to
build awareness about veteran homelessness and the resources available to help house them across Sussex
County. Kent County and Seaford also signed on to the Challenge this month.

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