Needs & Resources Assessments

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS

CITY OF BOSTON
HIV/AIDS Housing Needs Assessment (2012)
This report was developed to inform the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) about the housing and service-related needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Boston EMSA. Information collected and highlighted in this report includes City of Boston HOPWA program performance data, epidemiological and income information, and input from consumers and service providers.

 

WORCESTER COUNTY
HOPWA Needs Analysis (2011) This report reviews the housing needs of people living with HIV in Worcester County by reviewing recent HOPWA program performance in Worcester County, epidemiological and income information, and consumer and provider input. In an effort to ensure the effectiveness of their HOPWA program in achieving positive outcomes and addressing the needs of the community, the City of Worcester commissioned this report. The information gathered aims to help the City of Worcester and interested parties understand the impact that HOPWA funded activities have had in the community and support future decision making on how best to use available funds.

AIDS Housing Needs Assessment (2005)This 20-page report examines the affordable housing needs of persons with HIV and AIDS in Worcester County, Mass., in the context of epidemiological and income information, as well as the context of available housing and service resources. Commissioned by the City of Worcester following the redistribution of HOPWA funds, this report aims to help the city as well as those who provide HIV/AIDS related services to plan and prioritize activities, with the goal of expanding housing opportunities for low-income HIV+ persons in Worcester County. This report was made possible through a technical assistance grant from the City of Worcester.

ESSEX COUNTY
AIDS Housing Needs Assessment (2006)This 20-page report examines the affordable housing needs of persons with HIV and AIDS in Essex County, Mass., in the context of epidemiological and income information, as well as the context of available housing and service resources. Commissioned by the City of Lynn following the redistribution of HOPWA funds, this report aims to help the city as well as those who provide HIV/AIDS related services in Bristol County to plan and prioritize activities, with the goal of expanding housing opportunities for low-income HIV-positive persons in Essex County. This report was made possible through a technical assistance grant from the City of Lynn.

BRISTOL COUNTY
AIDS Housing Needs Assessment (2005)This 20-page report examines the affordable housing needs of persons with HIV and AIDS in Middlesex County, Mass., in the context of epidemiological and income information, as well as the context of available housing and service resources. Commissioned by the City of Lowell following the redistribution of HOPWA funds, this report aims to help the city as well as those who provide HIV/AIDS related services to plan and prioritize activities, with the goal of expanding housing opportunities for low-income HIV-positive persons in Middlesex County. This report was made possible through a technical assistance grant from the City of Lowell and with the support of the City of Cambridge.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
AIDS Housing Needs Assessment (2005) This 20-page report examines the affordable housing needs of persons with HIV and AIDS in Middlesex County, Mass., in the context of epidemiological and income information, as well as the context of available housing and service resources. Commissioned by the City of Lowell following the redistribution of HOPWA funds, this report aims to help the city as well as those who provide HIV/AIDS related services to plan and prioritize activities, with the goal of expanding housing opportunities for low-income HIV-positive persons in Middlesex County. This report was made possible through a technical assistance grant from the City of Lowell and with the support of the City of Cambridge.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY
AIDS Housing Needs Assessment (2005) This 20-page report examines the affordable housing needs of persons with HIV and AIDS in Plymouth County, Mass., in the context of epidemiological and income information, as well as the context of available housing and service resources. Commissioned by the City of Boston following the redistribution of HOPWA funds and the new inclusion of the City of Brockton, this report aims to help the City as well as those who provide HIV/AIDS related services to plan and prioritize activities, with the goal of maximizing housing opportunities for low-income HIV-positive persons in Plymouth County. This report was made possible through a technical assistance grant from the City of Boston.

MOVING FORWARD

 Massachusetts HIV/AIDS Housing Resources and
Needs Assessment Report (2003) This in-depth, statewide study examines HIV/AIDS housing resources and the housing-related needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This report details what kinds of housing are available to people with HIV/AIDS across the state and where this housing is located, comparing this with epidemiological, focus group and other information to map out need at both the state and local levels. It also describes best practices for housing underserved populations such as HIV-positive people with histories of chronic homelessness, mental illness, substance use and incarceration. It should be useful for planners, providers, government officials, consumers, and others involved in HIV/AIDS housing.

STATE OF MAINE
AIDS Housing Needs and Resource Assessment: Draft Final Report (2007)This report is a statewide summary of the housing and service needs of people in Maine living with HIV and AIDS. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. It includes a summary of the epidemiology of the HIV-positive population in Maine, as well as summaries of state and federal housing resources available. The report also chronicles the barriers that consumers face in trying to access housing or services, as well as the unmet housing needs among the HIV-positive population.

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
AIDS Housing Needs and Resource Assessment: Draft Final Report (2005)This report was written in concert with Alison Paglia, Ph.D, from the University of New Hampshire. The report comprehensively examines the housing resources available to persons with HIV and AIDS in New Hampshire in the context of needs identified through focus groups, a survey and key informant interviews. This report will be final upon development of an action plan and approval by HUD.
TAP will be developing an action plan based upon this report in collaboration with New Hampshire HOPWA grantees and sponsors, state officials and other stakeholders.