HOPWA Guides, Tools, and Webinars

Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs.

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Guides and Training Manuals

  

HOPWA Confidentiality User Guide

This user guide provides information on maintaining confidentiality for HOPWA providers of all types, including program administrators, managers, front-line staff, and monitors.

Date Published: November 2013

HOPWA Rental Assistance Guidebook

This guidebook provides HOPWA grantees and project sponsors with information and resources necessary to develop and operate programs that provide housing support to clients through rental assistance payments. 

Date Published: January 2013

HOPWA 20: Housing Innovations in HIV Care

This resource is a compendium of practices and programs that demonstrate successes through the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program. It showcases a variety of place-based collaborations and commemorates the twentieth year of HOPWA funding. The community projects show a variety of methods that help achieve goals in utilizing housing as a platform for improved quality of life for persons who are living with HIV/AIDS.

Date Published: July 2012

HOPWA Guide for Conducting Voluntary Consumer Satisfaction Surveys

This guide is a program tool intended to support HOPWA grantees by involving consumers in consultations on program planning using feedback on the quality and content of service delivery. This tool is designed to help HOPWA grantees and project sponsors to voluntarily and confidentially hear from clients in assessing quality and in identifying needs. 

Date Published: April 2012

HOPWA Financial Management Training Manual

This guide is a program tool intended to support HOPWA grantees by involving consumers in consultations on program planning using feedback on the quality and content of service delivery. This tool is designed to help HOPWA grantees and project sponsors to voluntarily and confidentially hear from clients in assessing quality and in identifying needs. 

Date Published: March 2012

HOPWA Grantee Oversight Resource Guide

This resource guide provides HOPWA formula and competitive grantees with detailed guidance in fulfilling HOPWA grants management responsibilities regarding the oversight of project sponsors. This guidance is a tool to be used by grantees in navigating the grants management responsibilities to achieve the HOPWA program's housing stability performance outcome measures of maintaining stable housing arrangements, reducing risks of homelessness, and improving access to care. 

Date Published: August 2010

HUD Community Planning and Development Monitoring Handbook - 6509.2 REV-6

This Handbook establishes standards and provides guidance for CPD Field Staff to monitor CPD programs and technical functions.

Date Published: April 2010

HOPWA CAPER Training Modules

The HOPWA Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report (CAPER) Training Modules provide grantees with a thorough review of every question in the HOPWA CAPER reports. The training is a PowerPoint presentation with audio narration. It can be viewed section-by-section or by selecting slides on specific topics. Grantees will learn how to report accurate and complete information through viewing presentation-style discussions and participating in interactive exercises to test understanding.

Date Published: November 2009

HOPWA APR Training Modules

The HOPWA Annual Performance Report (APR) Training Modules provide grantees with a thorough review of every question in the HOPWA APR reports. The training is a PowerPoint presentation with audio narration. It can be viewed section-by-section or by selecting slides on specific topics. Grantees will learn how to report accurate and complete information through viewing presentation-style discussions and participating in interactive exercises to test understanding. 

Date Published: November 2009

Tools and Templates

  

HOPWA Modernization Proposal

The resources provided in this toolkit provide an overview of HUD’s FY2013 Budget proposal to update the HOPWA program.

Date Published: March 2012

HOPWA Program Administration Toolkit

These resources are designed to help agencies that receive HOPWA funding comply with applicable laws and regulations and administer programs more efficiently and effectively.

Date Published: October 2008

FY2012 HOPWA Formula Jurisdictions Map

This map depicts the FY2012 HOPWA Formula grantee jurisdictions and awards across the United States.

Date Published: May 2012

HOPWA Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is intended for HOPWA grantees or interested citizens seeking general information on the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. This fact sheet provides information on HOPWA funding, housing support and supportive services, who is being served through the program, and how services are being delivered. 

Date Published: July 2011

HOPWA STRMU Assistance Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on the HOPWA eligible activity of STRMU assistance. It provides information on the purpose, beneficiary eligibility, eligible and ineligible expenses, program requirements, and resources for additional information.

Date Published: January 2008

HOPWA Appropriations Chart (FY2002 - FY2011)

This chart displays the appropriations history of the HOPWA program over the last decade.

Date Published: May 2011

Administering HOPWA Housing Assistance Fact Sheet

This fact sheet includes information on determining beneficiary eligibility and housing assistance administration for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. 

Date Published: January 2008

Permanent Housing Placement Services Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on the HOPWA eligible activity of Permanent Housing Placement. It covers the purpose of the activity, the program requirements, and resources for additional information. 

Date Published: January 2008

HOPWA Short-Term Supported Housing Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on the HOPWA eligible activity of short-term supported housing. It includes a definition and purpose, program requirements and resources for additional information. 

Date Published: January 2008

HOPWA Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) FAQs

This document provides frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting requirements for HOPWA grantees.

Date Published: July 2012

HOPWA Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs addresses questions and issues in operating short-term rent, mortgage and utility payments (STRMU) projects under the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program. STRMU payments are used to prevent homelessness of individuals and families by helping them remain in their own dwellings. 

Date Published: August 2006

HOPWA FAQs Update on Using and Reporting on Emergency Vouchers

This HUD issuance provides updated frequently asked questions and answers on using and reporting on emergency vouchers.

Date Published: May 2009

Planning Estimates on Unmet Need for HOPWA Formula and Competitive Grantees

This document displays the planning estimates on unmet need for HOPWA Formula and Competitive Grantees. 

Date Published: January 2012

FY2011 State and MSA AIDS Data with HOPWA Allocation Summaries

These documents contain worksheets that include State and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) data on HOPWA FY2011 allocations and cumulative cases of AIDS, as reported to CDC through March 2010.

Date Published: January 2011

FY2010 State and MSA AIDS Data with HOPWA Allocation Summaries

These document contain worksheets that include State and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) data on HOPWA FY2010 allocations and cumulative cases of AIDS, as reported to CDC through March 2009.

Date Published: January 2010

Persons Living with a Diagnosis of HIV (by state and MSA) as of December 2008

This document contains worksheets that include State and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) data on the number of persons living with a diagnosis of HIV infection, as of December 2008.

Date Published: December 2008

HUD's Implementation Plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

This operational plan helps guide HUD’s actions under the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States. Together, HUD and its Federal and community partners will advance the national response to HIV/AIDS by focusing on the three major goals of the Strategy: to reduce HIV infection; to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for persons living with HIV/AIDS; and to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Date Published: February 2011

Webinars and Virtual Trainings

  

HOPWA Financial Management Online Training

This interactive online course allows HOPWA grantees to access the training any time at their own pace, and includes exercises and module exams. Topics include: financial management standards; cost principles; handling of both personnel and non-personnel costs; rental assistance; grantee financial reporting; grantee audits; and training and oversight of project sponsors

Date Published: February 2011

HOPWA Financial Management Online Training Overview Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to increase HOPWA grantee and project sponsor awareness of the importance of the training course, provide an overview of the curriculum, describe the benefits of the course, and demonstrate how to access and navigate the modules and related materials. As of October 2013, the HOPWA Financial Management Training is hosted on OneCPD Learn. The original webinar slides have been edited to demonstrate how to navigate the new system. Please note that the original webinar recording has not been edited. 

Date Published: October 2011

Forum on Revising the HOPWA Formula Allocation

These webinars provide an overview of the 2011 Plan for HUD Actions to solicit information on updating HOPWA Formula allocations, identifying ways to increase access to housing and nonmedical supportive services as critical elements of an effective HIV care system, and enhancing the HOPWA program to help prevent and end homelessness for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Date Published: April 2011

Meaningful Dialogue on Housing and Health HOPWA Presentation

This presentation, given by the Director of HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing David Vos, provides an overview of the HOPWA program and information on HUD’s proposal to modernize the HOPWA program. 

Date Published: April 2012