Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced that Indiana Housing Community Development Authority has approved counties to receive more than $3.3 million in the form of two awards.
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Award
Housing Opportunities for persons with AIDS is a federally funded program designed to provide housing assistance and related supportive services to low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families.
The HOPWA award has granted Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties (West Central Indiana Economic Development District) a total of $50,559.
The award will be used to help an estimated 85 persons with rental assistance, rental assistance program delivery, short-term rent, mortgage and utility assistance, short-term program delivery, supportive services and administration.
HOPWA awards will be given out in 12 groups, going to a total of 77 counties. For counties in Indiana, the total amount from the HOPWA awards totals $834,434 that will be used to help an estimated 2,612 persons.
Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Awards
The Neighborhood Assistance Program offers $2.5 million in tax credits annually for the distribution by non-profit corporations to build private partnerships for neighborhood-based programs and activities in economically disadvantaged areas.