Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS: HOPWA

This program provides housing assistance to low-income individuals (and their families) who have a medical diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.


Service Providers:

Southwest CARE Center

Housing Case Manager – Michael Kargas
4710 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
649 Harkle Road Suite E, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Alianza of New Mexico

Program Manager – Lindsay Martin
575.623.1995 x 2012
Executive Director – Ryan Nix
1200 S. Richardson Ave., Roswell, NM 88203

Service Area Map

HOPWA Service Map

Southwest CARE Center (SWCC)
City of Albuquerque and the Northern Region
Counties Served: Bernalillo, San Juan, Taos, Union, Los Alamos, Harding, Sandoval, San Miguel, Rio Arriba, Colfax, McKinley, Mora, Cibola, Santa Fe

El Camino Real Housing Authority (ECR)
Southern Region 1
Counties Served: Valencia, Guadalupe, Socorro, Curry, Torrance, Quay, DeBaca

Alianza of New Mexico (ANM)
Southern Region 2

Three Options for HOPWA Housing Assistance: 

  1. Tenant-based rental assistance:  Rental assistance for low-income individuals and families.
  2. Short-term rent, mortgage and utility assistance: Rental, mortgage or utility assistance for  individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless; increased access to supportive services.
  3. Permanent housing placement: Moving cost assistance to help unhoused families and individuals move into permanent housing. The following items may be covered: Application fees and credit check expenses; One-time utility connection fees; Rental security deposits; 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.