This fact sheet outlines the requirements for eligibility for the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program, as well as the steps that must be taken to confirm eligibility prior to administering aid through the program. Eligibility for the program hinges on an individual being both low-income (below 80% of area median income) and documented as HIV positive, or residing with a low-income person with HIV/AIDS and being classified as "important to that person's care and well-being." The fact sheet outlines specifics regarding how income eligibility is determined, how HIV status is determined, and how housing subsidies are calculated.
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