Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project

March 13, 2015

On October 10, 2014, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing announced our partnership to better address the housing needs of women living with HIV/AIDS who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.  The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)/Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration is an innovative interagency collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development that leverages the expertise of the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing to fund organizations to provide safe and supportive housing for women living with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking.  On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the release of a notice of intent to conduct the VAWA/HOPWA Project and is soliciting public comment on the proposed project.  Information about the project and how to submit comments on the proposed project is available in the Federal Register. With this announcement we are one step closer to providing safe and supportive housing for this population.”

Updated March 13, 2015