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Housing Assistance

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS - HOPWA

The vision of the HOPWA program is to provide access to affordable housing and supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. We provide financial assistance for short-term and long-term housing and related case management services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The HOPWA program is part of a prevention strategy designed to reduce the risk of homelessness and to improve access to health care and other needed support and is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Missoula AIDS Council administers this on-going program in seventeen counties in Western Montana. The Western Region includes the following counties: Beaverhead; Broadwater; Deer Lodge; Flathead; Glacier; Granite; Jefferson; Lake; Lewis and Clark; Lincoln; Madison; Mineral; Missoula; Powell; Ravalli; Sanders and Silver Bow. If you live in the Eastern Region of the State please contact Yellowstone AIDS Project for more information or call 1-866-862-HOME (4663)

HOPWA program participation requirements are very basic:

• Participants must be living with HIV/AIDS
• Participants must be low-income
• Housing must be safe, sanitary and meet habitability standards
• Rent cannot exceed Fair Market Rate Standards

If you are homeless or must find different housing, we can also help with that process. We also assist with application fees and the initial deposit.

If you need this type of assistance and meet the basic eligibility requirements, please call 406-543-4770. We can help.