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VT Housing Board Awarded $1.4 Million for HIV/AIDS Support Services Program
By Joe Gullo
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) was awarded $1,473,017 to help continue a statewide HIV/AICDS housing and support services program called Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
A press release says the VHCB provides HOPWA funding to Vermont's regional AIDS service organizations, collaborating with the Vermont Committee for AIDS resources, education and service (VT Cares), the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, the Vermont State Housing Authority, and the HIV/HCV Resource Center to integrate housing, healthcare, and support services for Vermonters living with HIV/AIDS.
"These grants will give our local partners a vital resource to keep low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS healthy," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Having a place to call home can make all the difference to someone who might otherwise be homeless or on the brink of homelessness."
Vermont organizations serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS:
AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
HIV/HCV Resource Center