HOPWA Modernization: Embracing Changes and Facing Challenges Webinar
HOPWA grantees, project sponsors, and stakeholders are invited to participate in this webinar to hear updates on the impact and status of modernization, including technical assistance activities, community outcomes, and best practices, barriers encountered, and future funding projections. Key staff from OHH will discuss HUD’s efforts thus far to assist communities projected to lose or gain funding and to ensure the continued availability of housing assistance and supportive services for HOPWA-eligible households. Participants will learn more about HOPWA Modernization planning efforts and what communities are doing to actively prepare for projected changes to HOPWA allocations.
Senior Program Specialist
HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing
Kate Briddell (Moderator)
HIV Housing and Health Program Manager
Ms. Kate Briddell, MPA, is the HIV Housing and Health Program Manager for Collaborative Solutions, Inc. Ms. Briddell has 18 years’ experience working with issues related to homelessness, affordable housing, and housing for persons with HIV/AIDS. She most recently held the position of Project Director for the Ryan White Part A program for the Seattle Transitional Grant area. Prior to relocating to Seattle, Ms. Briddell served as the Director of Homeless Services in Baltimore City, Maryland. Her experience in Baltimore culminated as Director, however, previous to that position she worked as the agency’s Program Manager and its Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program manager for the Baltimore Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ms. Briddell earned her Master’s degree at The George Washington University.
Supervisory Housing Specialist
HUD’S Office of HIV/AIDS Housing