Housing Services

We can help you with housing so you can focus on taking care of your health.

Our Housing Services program addresses the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS who face homelessness or the threat of homelessness, or who may need assistance to retain current housing.
Our Housing Specialists can help you find, pay for, and maintain affordable housing.

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Services include applying for housing assistance, moving into housing, educating clients about tenant rights and responsibilities, providing referrals for additional supportive services, and acting as an ongoing liaison between clients, property owners, and case managers. Additional housing opportunities may be available to qualifying individuals such as Emergency, Transitional, Residential Care Facility for the Chronically Ill, and Permanent Supportive Housing.
Housing Specialists are providing in-person housing assistance to individuals. 
If you do not have a Housing Specialist, please fill out our online form or call the Housing Services appointment line at 213.201.1637 and leave your name and number so someone can get back to you. The Housing Services line is checked daily.



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Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EFA)

This program is available to persons who have fallen behind with their rent due to emergency situations and who need financial assistance to cover past and future rental payments. The purpose of this program is to ensure people maintain their housing. Eligible HIV+ individuals must have an income at or below the 500% Federal Poverty Level.

Contact us for more information.

Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, Utilities Assistance (STRMU)

Provides assistance for up to 21 weeks in any 52-week period, which may or may not be consecutive, with rent, mortgage, and utilities (gas and electric). Applicant must be HIV+, earn less than 80% of the area median income, live in permanent housing in Los Angeles County, and have a valid rental agreement and proof of residence. Clients living in subsidized housing such as Shelter Plus Care, sober or transitional housing, or congregate living environments, are not eligible for STRMU assistance.

Permanent Housing Placement (PHP)

Provides assistance with reasonable costs to move persons into safe, decent, and affordable permanent housing that may include a security deposit and first month’s rent. A one-time utility switch-on fee may be paid if required. The maximum amount is based on fair market rents for Los Angeles County defined annually by HUD. Clients that are moving into subsidized housing may receive Permanent Placement assistance (PHP).

Eligibility for Housing Services

Must be HIV+
Must be living in or moving to Los Angeles County
Must have a source of income that does not exceed 80% of the area median income in Los Angeles County
Must be willing to work with Housing Specialists to address those issues that threaten your ability to obtain/maintain safe, decent, and affordable housing
Additional eligibility criteria may apply depending on financial assistance request

Registration Packet

Signing up for Housing Services is easy. Complete our registration packet and provide copies of the eligibility documents listed.
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