Joint City/County HIV Housing Committee

The HIV Housing Committee serves as an advisory body to the County of San Diego Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The Committee is the primary means of community participation in the planning and decision making process of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. HOPWA Program funds are allocated annually to the San Diego region by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for HIV/AIDS housing and related services. The Committee also provides guidance on unmet needs, and recommendations for improving the efficiency of service delivery. Committee business is conducted at bi-monthly public meetings held at 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, on the first Wednesday of every other month at 10 a.m.

The Committee consists of persons representing diverse professional, community and consumer interests in HIV/AIDS housing. The Committee includes a minimum of four persons living with HIV/AIDS. Other interests represented on the Committee include housing finance, non-profit housing development, public housing agencies, housing for the homeless, post-incarcerated persons, communities of color, gays and lesbians, women, families and children, hemophilia, tuberculosis, alcohol and drug abuse, developmentally and physically disabled, and others. 

Contacts
For further information on the committee, please contact Felipe Murillo at 858-694-4810 or Felipe.Murillo@sdcounty.ca.gov; or Shewa Legesse at 858-694-4808, or Shewa.Legesse@sdcounty.ca.gov.  

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