HOPWA AND ELIGIBILITY
CONNECTING THOSE IN NEED WITH HOUSING ASSISTANCE
Catholic Charities Gainesville is a provider of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS services in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Our team assists clients with housing, emergency assistance to prevent homelessness, and supportive services for low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS including:
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A STORY OF HOPE: CLARENCE*
“I was a Housing Opportunities Program client. I was homeless, living in a shed. Prior to the Housing Opportunities Program, my significant other passed away. My employer found out about my health issue. As a result, the employer made my work environment uncomfortable and difficult to work in. I quit the job because of those circumstances. During this timeframe, I was dealing with physical health issues, stress, and grief. As the program was helping me to obtain housing, I fell sick. The landlord and the Housing Opportunities Program worked together to get me housed immediately. I was very emotional and said, ‘I am so grateful for the assistance.’ Finally, I was able to find another job.”
were assisted through Ryan White Program for referrals and case management