Office of Community Development 

FY 2021-2022 REQUEST FOR 


Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The City of Columbia is accepting applications for the FY 2021-2022 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant Program.  Funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is made available annually and the City estimates $1,517,489 in new allocation. Eligible activities in Columbia Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland and Saluda Counties) must meet the criteria as outlined in 24 Code of Federal Regulations Part 574.300. Applications will be available January 15, 2021 at and can only be submitted electronically through ZoomGrants. Technical assistance will be provided upon request between January 15 – 25, 2021. Application submission deadline is February 12, 2021. For more information call Office of Community Development @ 803-545-3373, email [email protected] or visit 


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To learn more about the HOPWA program click here to visit the Hud Exchange website.

Housing Opportunity for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds are authorized by the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act and as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992.  The program is designed to provide states and local jurisdictions with resources to develop long-term, comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs and reduction of homelessness in low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and their families. 

The City of Columbia administers HOPWA funding as a formula entitlement for the Columbia Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA) which are the following counties: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, and Saluda. 

All City of Columbia HOPWA Grant awards are made through a competitive application process based on client needs, gaps in services, and ability of agency to successfully implement the program.  The City HOPWA funding process opens in the fall for the fiscal year funding beginning the following July 1st.  HOPWA funding allocated each year for the City’s 2015-2019 priority order of funding HOPWA services:

1.            Permanent Housing Program               

2.            Permanent Housing Vouchers                  

3.            Emergency Housing Assistance                 

4.            Supportive Services                              

Physical Address:
Community Development Department
1401 Main Street, 4th Floor
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 545-3373 Fax: (803) 255-8912
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, South Carolina 29217
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.