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Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS:  HOPWA

HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS)

This program provides housing assistance to low-income individuals (and their families) who have a medical diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

HOPWA service providers:

Housing Case Manager – Michael Kargas

4710 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM  87109

649 Harkle Road Suite E,  Santa Fe, NM  87505

HQS Inspection & Section 8 Manager - Geraldine Maldonado

301 Otero Ave., Socorro, NM  87801

Program Manager – Lindsay Martin

1200 S. Richardson Ave., Roswell, NM  88203

Southwest CARE Center (SWCC)

City of Albuquerque and the Northern Region

Counties Served: Bernalillo, San Juan, Taos, Union, Los Alamos, Harding, Sandoval, San Miguel, Rio Arriba, Colfax, McKinley, Mora, Cibola, Santa Fe
El Camino Real Housing Authority (ECR)

Southern Region 1

Counties Served: Valencia, Guadalupe, Socorro, Curry, Torrance, Quay, DeBaca
Alianza of New Mexico (ANM)

Southern Region 2

Counties Served: Catron, Roosevelt, Sierra, Hidalgo, Dona Ana, Eddy, Lincoln, Grant, Chaves, Luna, Otero, Lea 


MFA HOPWA Program Manual

HOPWA housing assistance is administered through three HUD programs: 

•    Tenant-based rental assistance:  Rental assistance for low-income individuals and families.
•    Short-term rent, mortgage and utility assistance: Rental, mortgage or utility assistance for  individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless; increased access to supportive services.
•    Permanent housing placement: Moving cost assistance to help unhoused families and individuals move into permanent housing. The following items may be covered:
o    Application fees and credit check expenses
o    One-time utility connection fees
o    Rental security deposits
o    First and last months' rent

If you have been medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, are income qualified and are interested in learning more about how HOPWA can help you, please contact the service provider in your area.

Income Limits (spreadsheet)

Income Limits (PDF)

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Agencies that provide rent and utility assistance.

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