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Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS:  HOPWA

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and related services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Recipients can receive long-term rental assistance, short-term help with rent, mortgage and utility payments and/or the financial support they need to find permanent housing including payment of rental security deposits, first and last month's rent and/or utility connection fees. 

MFA works with three organizations to provide HOPWA services throughout the state: 

Southwest CARE Center -- Northern Region: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and Northern New Mexico

El Camino Real Housing Authority -- Southern Region: Southern New Mexico

Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation -- Dona Ana County

Income limits vary by county and by the number of people living in the household:

2019 HOPWA Income Limits by Number in Household (80% of AMI)

Number in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bernalillo County $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
Catron County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Chaves County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Cibola County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Colfax County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Curry County $30,050 $34,350 $38,650 $42,900 $46,350 $49,800 $53,200 $56,650
De Baca County $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $42,950 $46,400 $49,850 $53,300 $56,700
Dona Ana County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Eddy County $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
Grant County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Guadalupe County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Harding County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Hidalgo County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Lea County $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
Lincoln County $30,650 $35,000 $39,400 $43,750 $47,250 $50,750 $54,250 $57,750
Los Alamos County $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Luna County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
McKinley County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Mora County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Otero County $32,400 $37,000 $41,650 $46,250 $49,950 $53,650 $57,350 $61,050
Quay County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Rio Arriba County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Roosevelt County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Sandoval County $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
San Juan County $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850
San Miguel County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Santa Fe County $41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300
Sierra County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Socorro County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Taos County $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
Torrance County $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
Union County $30,250 $34,600 $38,900 $43,200 $46,700 $50,150 $53,600 $57,050
Valencia County $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400

 

HOPWA housing assistance is administered through three HUD programs: 

•    Tenant Based Rental Assistance:  Helps low-income families pay their rent.
•    Short Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility assistance: Helps individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless stay housed by providing rental, mortgage or utility payments and increasing access to supportive services.
•    Permanent Housing Placement: Helps unhoused families and individuals move into permanent housing by helping pay for the following:
o    Applications fees and credit check expenses
o    One-time utility connection fees
o    Rental security deposits
o    First and last months' rent

If you have been medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, are income qualified and are interested in learning more about how HOPWA can help you, please contact the service provider in your area:

Southwest CARE Center
Housing Case Manager – Michael Kargas
505.218.8472
mkargas@southwestcare.org


El Camino Real Housing Authority
HQS Inspection & Section 8 Manager - Geraldine Maldonado
575.835.0196
geraldine@socorrohousing.org


Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation
Program Manager – Aziza Espinoza
575.546.4181
aziza@swnm.org

If you have any other program questions, please contact MFA's HOPWA program manager Natalie Michelback:
505.767.2272
nmichelback@housingnm.org



 

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