HOPWA is a federal program that provides funding for housing opportunities for people with AIDS.

The HOPWA program in Cincinnati is administered by Strategies to End Homelessness, Inc. For more information about HOPWA, contact Strategies to End Homelessness at 513-263-2780.

HOPWA Advisory Committee

The HOPWA Advisory Committee is a 13-member advisory board that assists the City of Cincinnati in making preliminary funding recommendations for use of HOPWA funds on an annual basis.

Committee members are asked to review HOPWA funding applications each year and to recommend allocation of available HOPWA funds in the most responsible and beneficial manner to assist persons with HIV/AIDS in Greater Cincinnati.

As the grantee for the Cincinnati Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area, the City of Cincinnati is responsible for administering HOPWA funds in a 12-county, three-state area.

In order to best represent this wide-ranging area, the HOPWA Advisory Committee membership provides a diverse collaboration of perspectives on HIV/AIDS issues. Two of its members serve on the Greater Cincinnati Ryan White Committee, three members are state HOPWA representatives in each of the three states (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana), three of the service provider agencies represented are also active participants in the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care process, and two committee members represent advocate groups.

For more information about the HOPWA Advisory Committee, call 513-352-6146.