Funding under the HOPWA program is available to nonprofit organizations that serve people who are HIV positive and/or are living with AIDS. The program provides rental assistance as well as short-term rent, mortgage and utility payments to prevent the tenant or mortgagor of a dwelling from becoming homeless. HOPWA also provides supportive services that include healthcare, mental health assessment, permanent housing placement, drug and alcohol abuse treatment and counseling, personal assistance and nutrition services. (Healthcare services may only be provided to individuals with AIDS or related diseases and not to their family members.) Two New Mexico agencies currently receive HOPWA funding:
New Mexico AIDS Services -- Offices in Albuquerque and Farmington 505-938-7100 or 1-888-882-237, www.nmas.net
New Mexico AIDS Services provides HOPWA rental assistance for eligible persons living in the following counties: Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, San Juan, Sandoval and Valencia Counties.
Southwest Care Center -- Offices in Santa Fe and Española 505-989-8200 or 1-888-320-8200, www.southwestcare.org
Southwest Care Center provides HOPWA rental assistance for eligible persons living in the following counties: Catron, Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance and Union Counties
HOPWA Program Manager - Natalie Michelback, 505-767-2272 firstname.lastname@example.org