Analysis of Integrated HIV Housing and Care Services. A. Overview of IHHP Grantees


The 2011 IHHP grants were intended to “combine housing support with a community planning component . . . to make community-wide system changes in service delivery for low-income HIV-positive individuals.” A diverse group of organizations received the grants. Located across the country, they target different populations and use different program models (Table III.1).

Mathematica and Cloudburst worked with ASPE and HUD staff to select four of the seven grantees as study sites: (1) the RRHS FUSE project in Jacksonville, Florida; (2) the FPC statewide Maine IHHP project; (3) the PHB S4H project; and (4) the Albany CARES FFL project in upstate New York (see Table III.1). Although all seven IHHP sites were identified as implementing best practices, this study could examine only four of the sites, a result of study constraints. Consequently, we selected sites that represented diversity in grantees’ (1) site characteristics and geographic scope, (2) project implementation status, (3) target populations, and (4) models of integration.30 Of particular interest were the statewide scope of the Maine IHHP project, the FUSE project’s targeting of African American families; and the program models of Portland’s S4H and CARES FFL projects linking housing assistance, HIV care, and employment services.

The four selected sites have extensive experience providing HIV housing assistance and support services in collaboration with local partners. They have also been involved in community-level planning of homeless services through their participation and leadership of CoC planning processes and their participation in RWP planning councils, task forces, and provider networks. Through the IHHP grants, the sites are exploring new forms of system integration at multiple levels. We provide a brief overview of each grantee and IHHP project below:

Table III.1. IHHP Grantee Characteristics

Grantee Location Program Target Populations IHHP Funding Site Start Date May 2013 Enrollment Status
City of Los Angeles, CA CHISS Homeless, at-risk of homelessness, and newly diagnosed or out of care $1,375,000 July 1, 2012 Still enrolling
20/25 enrolled
River Region Human Services: Jacksonville, FL FUSE Homeless. Female heads of household with children less than 18 years old $1,353,743 November 1, 2011 Full; 40 families and individuals enrolled
Frannie Peabody Health Center; Portland, ME Maine IHHP People with HIV/AIDS potentially eligible for public housing $930,909 January 1, 2012 90 enrolled
Justice Resource Institute; Boston, MA Youth Housing Initiative Homeless youth, court-involved persons, other vulnerable groups $1,223,388 January 1, 2012 Full; 20 enrolled
Portland Housing Bureau; Portland, OR S4H Homeless or at risk of homelessness $1,365,900 January 1, 2012 Full; 60 enrolled
Albany CARES; Albany, NY FFL People with HIV/AIDS interested in employment $1,344,375 January 1, 2012 20+ enrolled
City of Dallas, TX Ex-offender and IHHP Ex-offenders $1,287,500 January 1, 2012 Full; 60 enrolled

Source:       Discussions with program staff and program data, Mathematica Policy Research, 2013.

CHISS = Collaborative for Housing Integrated with Supportive Services; FFL = Foundations for Living; FUSE = Forging Useful Systems to Empower Project; S4H = Springboard to Stability, Self-Sufficiency and Health Program.

30 For example, the Los Angeles site was excluded because it implemented later than the other sites, and the Dallas site was excluded because its housing and health care data systems were not integrated.

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