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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The federal Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program funds efforts to prevent homelessness among people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families. The Seattle Human Services Department is the regional coordinator of these funds for programs in King and Snohomish counties.

Housing and service providers serve up to 500 people a year through a variety of programs including project-based and tenant-based rental assistance, community residences, services-enriched housing, supportive services, and assisted living. Funding may also be used for capital development of residential units and maintenance of housing facilities for people living with AIDS.

The Human Services Department has administered HOPWA funds since 1992. The HOPWA grant provides between $1.6 million and $1.8 million annually to these programs.

2013 Funded Agencies and Programs


For more information about HIV/AIDS housing resources in King County, contact the Lifelong AIDS Alliance at 206-328-8979 or contact the 211 Community Information Line by dialing 211 or 1-800-621-4636. For information about HIV/AIDS housing assistance in Snohomish County, call Catholic Community Services at 1-888-240-8572.

If you don't need housing services, but you have questions about Seattle Human Services Department HOPWA policy, call 206-684-0266 or e-mail

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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