Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, HRSA
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Ryan White Program provides a variety of services that cover the gaps in HIV care that are not provided by other resources.33
- Ryan White Expenditure Reports 2007–2010. Grantees submit expenditure reports to HRSA annually. Part A and Part B expenditure reports were used in this analysis.
- Ryan White Program Data Reports 2007–2010. The RDR is a program-level data report. All funded Ryan White grantees submitted an RDR data report annually until it was replaced by the RSR in 2011. Each grantee submits one RDR report, including data on services funded with any Ryan White funding. An important limitation of RDR data is that participant counts can be duplicated. Although each provider unduplicates participant counts, a participant can visit more than one provider.
- Ryan White Program Services Report 2010. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR) is a participant-level data-reporting system. All funded Ryan White grantees and providers must submit an RSR data report annually. The RSR data used for this analysis represent the first complete year of reporting. Therefore, there may be incomplete and inaccurate reporting from some providers.
33 About the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Retrieved on March 7, 2013, from [http://hab.hrsa.gov/abouthab/aboutprogram.html].
1. Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, HUD
The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program (HOPWA) is provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HOPWA covers a variety of housing, social services, program planning and development costs.34
- HOPWA Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report 2007–2010. The HOPWA Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is completed annually by formula grantees and provides information on expenditures, activities, and program accomplishments. Information collected and reported in CAPER represents activities carried out with HOPWA funds during the grantee’s operating year, including any funds subcontracted to providers.
- HOPWA Annual Performance Report 2007–2010. All HOPWA Competitive Program grantees submit an Annual Progress Report (APR) to HUD annually. The APR provides information on expenditures, activities, and program accomplishments. Information collected and reported in the APR represents activities carried out with HOPWA funds during the grantee’s operating year, including any funds subcontracted to providers. The information reported in the APR does not overlap with data reported by HOPWA Formula Program grantees (in CAPER).
34 Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS propgram. Retrieved on March 7, 2013, from [http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/aidshousing/programs].
2. Homeless Continuum of Care Program, HUD
HUD’s CoC program is designed to promote community-wide planning to end homelessness, and it provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families. HUD sets specific community requirements regarding the collection of data on the met and unmet needs of homeless individuals and families in the geographic area covered by the CoC program.
- The 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)35 is an annual report to Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness; it contains data from several sources, including:
- Homeless Point-in-Time Count. Each Continuum is required to conduct a point-in-time count of the number of individuals and families experiencing homeless on a single night in the last week of January. The results of these counts are submitted to HUD at least every other year.
- Homeless Housing Inventory. Each Continuum is required to conduct an annual inventory of the number and type of emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing units targeted to individuals and families. The results of the inventories are submitted to HUD annually.
- Homeless Management Information System. HMIS data from participating communities report on the use of emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs during the AHAR reporting period; these data are weighted to produce national estimates.
35 See [https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/2010HomelessAssessmentReport.pdf].