The following organizations assist HIV+ people with housing in Duval County:
The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program is a Federally funded program to provide resources to met the emergency and temporary, short-term housing needs of persons with HIV and AIDS such as transitional housing, rent, mortgage and utilities. The HOPWA program focuses on maintaining individuals in their own homes, or if already homeless, shifting persons back to a more permanent living situation.
Program will pay for-
* Short-term supported housing facilities payments
* Short-term/mortgage payments
* Short-term utility payments
* Case management services associated with housing assistance
Eligibility: An eligible person for the HOPWA Program is a person with HIV/AIDS (and the person's family) who meets the following eligibility requirements:
* Must be enrolled through a case manager
* Must have an HIV positive antibody test
* Must meet the federal low-income guidelines for the area
* Must have a documented HIV-related need for housing assistance
134 East Church St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Emergency Assistance Line is open Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 am until all appointments are filled for the next two business days. Please call 354-3416.
General Number 904-354-4846
Housing Counseling ext. 240
HOPWA ext. 247
Emergency Assistance ext. 221
Catholic Charities is committed to providing the basic needs necessary to prevent homelessness. A crisis situation can threaten families already living from paycheck to paycheck when an unexpected illness, loss of employment or other family crisis impacts finances already stretched too far. Our services include:
• Rent and mortgage assistance
• Utility payments
• Rent and utility deposits
• Food assistance
• Traveler's-aid services
Catholic Charities is devoted to helping families maintain adequate, safe and affordable homes. We are authorized to perform comprehensive housing counseling services for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. We provide the following services free of charge:
• Reverse-mortgage counseling
• First-time home-buyer classes
• Budget Counseling
Lutheran Social Services
4615 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Northeast Florida Aids Network (NFAN)
2715 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8204
Telephone: (904) 356-1612 Fax: (904) 356-7095
Jacksonville Housing Authority
1300 Broad Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: 630-3820 (voice) 630-3894(TDD)
Services: Provides low income housing to persons who meet the income requirements. There is no discrimination against people with disabilities. Eligibility for HUD housing is based on Federal requirements. These requirements are primarily related to income. Each applicant is evaluated to see if these requirements are met. There is no fee for assistance with application, or for income determination. Once in HUD housing, tenant contributes to his or her monthly rent.
Jacksonville Housing Partnership, Inc.
4401 Emerson Street. Suite 1
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Telephone: 398-4424 Fax: 398-0828
Contact Person: Greg Hawkins, Program Director
Web Site: www.jaxhousing.com
Services: Neighborhood Housing Rehabilitation - assists those home-bound elderly and disabled who have home repairs which require outside assistance due to physical frailty, limited income, conditions which would constitute a danger to the safety/health of the person, or a combination of these circumstances.
St. John's Horizon House/River Region
390 Park St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Services: Housing assistance for HIV/AIDS individuals.
Eligibility: Individuals living with HIV/AIDS
Documentation: Proof of positivity
Youth Crisis Center
3015 Parental Home Road (Southside) (904) 725-6662
4819 Soutel Drive (Northside) (904) 766-3040
For runaways, truants, ungovernable and homeless youth, ages 10-18. Always open.