HOPWA Modernization: Embracing Changes and Facing Challenges Webinar

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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.

Amy Palilonis

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.

Ben Ayers

Supervisory Housing Specialist

HUD’S Office of HIV/AIDS Housing

Rita Harcrow Flegel

Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) will host a webinar on Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) formula modernization. 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.