A HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency

Building Hope

Housing Opportunity for People with AIDS (HOPWA) is a program that serves individuals and their families living with HIV who are low income or in jeopardy of becoming homeless. Our organizations offer three types of HOPWA programs that include Permanent Housing Placement (PHP), Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

2023 Income Limits

AMI % Number of Household Members
  1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
30 $16,350 $18,700 $21,050 $23,350 $25,250 $27,100 $29,000 $30,850
50 $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $38,95O $42,100 $45,200 $48,300 $51,450
80 $43,650 $49,850 $56,100 $62,300 $67,300 $72,300 $77,300 $83,250

Legacy CDC adheres to federal Fair Housing Act policies which protects people from discrimination when they rent, buy, or secure financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), age, national origin, familial status, or disability. The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in any aspect of selling or renting housing or to deny a welling to a buyer or renter because of the disability of that individual, an individual associated with the buyer or renter, or an individual who intends to live in the residence. HOPWA services are available to all persons who qualify for assistance, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, familial status, or disability.

Program Benefits

Permanent Housing Placement

PHP helps households access, secure, and establish a permanent residence, maintained either on their own or with the help of ongoing rental assistance.

Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, & Utility

STRMU provides short-term rent, mortgage, and utility payments for households experiencing a financial crisis or a change in their economic circumstances. STRMU provides 21 weeks of services within a 52-week period. The household must already be housed and show proof of a recent short-term emergency that jeopardizes housing stability.

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

TBRA assists households who are housed or homeless. To receive TBRA services, households must present evidence of current or imminent tenancy in the private unassisted housing market. TBRA alleviates the rent burden of low-income households. TBRA provides an ongoing and portable rental subsidy that helps households obtain or maintain permanent housing.

Contact Information: Angel Williams-Foster, HOPWA Housing Specialist

Legacycdc.org | 409.960.9823 | HOPWATeam@legacycdc.org

How To Apply

Fill out the form below to start the application process.