The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) instituted The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (or HOWPA) program and was established in 1990.  Created in the AIDS Housing Opportunities Act, a part of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act; the main purpose of this program is to provide housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

It also facilitates community efforts to develop comprehensive strategies to address HIV/AIDS housing need and assists communities to create housing strategies to prevent these individuals from becoming homeless or unstably housed.  With improvements in drug therapies and medical care reducing the number of deaths, people are living longer with HIV/AIDS; therefore, there is an increasing demand for essential supportive services, including housing.


Notice of 2019 Public Hearing and Availability of the State of Nevada Annual Action Plan for HUD Programs

PURPOSE OF MEETING:  The State of Nevada has completed and made available for public review and comment the following:  The Department of Housing and Urban Development amended 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and the Consolidated Annual Action Plan for the 2019-2020 Program Year for the use of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Funds for the CDBG, HOME, Housing Trust Fund, Emergency Solutions, and HOPWA Grant Programs.

Copies of the plans are available for public review and comment beginning May 15, 2019 in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Housing Division, in all City and County Administration offices (except Reno, Sparks, and city and county offices of Clark County).


May 15, 2019, 2:00 PM
Ely Library Conference Room
9520 Campton St.
Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-3640

May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM
Conference Room
808 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 687-9910

May 29, 2019, 9:00 AM
Nevada State Business Center
3300 W. Sahara Ave.
Suite 300 Conference room
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 486-7220

To be included in the State’s report to HUD, all comments relative to the plans must be submitted to the State of Nevada, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, no later than June 15, 2019.  Comments may be e-mailed or faxed to:

Jean Barrette
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
CDBG Program Administrator
Phone: (775)687-9919
Fax: (775)687-9924
E-mail: Jbarrette@diversifynevada.com

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS:  Jean L. Barrette has been designated to coordinate compliance with HUD regulations Section 504, 24 CFR, Part 8 regarding Non-discrimination Based on Handicap/Disabilities.  Sign language is available upon request.  Alternative formats of the plan can be available for people with visual impairments.  People with impaired speech or hearing using TDD devices may reach us at (775) 687-9900 or through the Nevada Relay Service at (800) 326-6868. If you require special accommodations or assistance, notify Jean L. Barrette, CDBG Program Administrator, Section 504 Coordinator, at (775) 687-9919, Carson City, at least two weeks in advance of the hearings.

The 2019 Annual Action Plan Draft can be found here.