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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $1,430,000  in funding to assist low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families in Montana. The funding is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will provide a combination of housing assistance and supportive services.

“We know there’s a strong connection between health and stable housing. Having a place to call home can make a world of difference to someone who is trying to not only manage their health but also to avoid experiencing homelessness,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “These grants will assist our partners on the ground who provide housing and care for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS.”

The State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services, in partnership with the states of North Dakota and South Dakota, is awarded a HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant of $1,430,000.  This program is a collaboration that supports the housing and supportive services needs of eligible individuals living in predominately rural areas across this three-state region.