Housing is Healthcare…
In the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), it is estimated that there are nearly 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. The Carolinas CARE Partnership is designated by the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood & Business Services Department as the project sponsor for the HUD-funded Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA) program. The Carolinas CARE Partnership has developed a continuum of care that provides funding to agencies for numerous services and programs designed to meet the housing needs of low-income people and families living with HIV/AIDS.
Stable housing allows persons living with HIV/AIDS to access comprehensive healthcare and adhere to complex HIV/AIDS drug therapies. Individuals living with HIV/AIDS risk losing their housing due to compounding factors, such as increased medical costs and limited incomes or reduced ability to keep working due to related illnesses. Research has documented that access to affordable and stable housing continues to play a vital role in improving health outcomes, treatment adherence, and the reduction of high-risk behaviors that transmit HIV.
Housing is Healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The HOPWA program operates in the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) that now includes, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Union (NC), and Chester, Lancaster and York (SC) counties.
HOPWA-Funded Agencies Include:
- Catawba Care Coalition (877-647-6363) Short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance and housing information services
- Crisis Assistance Ministry (704-371-3001) Short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
- Community Link (704-943-9490) Housing information services; security deposits; and short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
- Differrent Roads Home (704-237-8793) Permanent housing placement (security deposits) and Housing information services.
- Hope Haven (704- 372-8809) Substance abuse after-care residential treatment
- House of Mercy, Inc. (704- 825-1041) Supportive services – residential end of life care.
- McLeod Addictive Disease Center (704- 332-9001) In-patient substance abuse treatment
- Monroe-Union County CDC, Union and Anson County, (704-283-8804 ) Housing information services; permanent housing placement; short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
- Prosperity Unlimited Cabarrus County (704-933-7405) Housing information services; permanent housing placement; short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
- Positive Wellness Alliance (Iredell and Rowan Counties) – Rental vouchers, case management and short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
- The Havens (704-608-1436) Operating Expenses
- Urban Ministry Center (704- 347-0278) – Supportive Services
- Uptown Men’s Shelter (704- 334-3187) – Housing information Services
Downloadable Documents (PDFs):
For more information about HOPWA MSA program contact:
Please visit our Resource Directory page for the specific services under the HOPWA programs.