History

  • 2012
    Completed a needs assessment report for the City of Boston HOPWA service area.

    Led development of the publication, HOPWA 20: Housing Innovations for HIV Care, highlighting successful strategies and model programs.
  • 2011
    Completed a needs assessment report for the Worcester County HOPWA service area.

    Initiated the HOPWA Getting to Work Employment Initiative in collaboration with Building Changes in Seattle, WA. 
  • 2009
    AHC service area expands to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.

    AHC merged with Victory Programs, Inc. and becomes the Technical Assistance Program (TAP).
  • 2008
    Began development of the HOPWA Best Practices Training Series – a new online training series for HOPWA providers.

    Led development of the HOPWA Grantee Oversight Resource Guide – a comprehensive HOPWA guidance document published by HUD for the national HOPWA program.


    Participated in delivering a national series of direct training for HOPWA grantees and sponsors related to the publication of the Oversight Guide.

  • 2007
    Joleyn’s Family Home opens on Long Island in Boston using HOPWA funds from the City of Boston.Completed needs assessment report for the state of Maine.
  • 2006
    Completed needs assessment report for Essex County.
  • 2005
    Completed AIDS Housing needs assessment reports for Bristol, Middlesex, Plymouth and Worcester Counties and the state of New Hampshire.
  • 2004
    Published Achieving Excellence: Standards of Care and Best Practices for HIV/AIDS Supported Housing and Program Director’s Workbook: Tools for Implementing HIV Supported Housing.

    Provided HOPWA 101 multi-day training to HOPWA sponsors and grantees in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
  • 2003
    Published Moving Forward – a comprehensive AIDS housing needs assessment report for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.AIDS Action Committee’s Cathedral Graduate Housing Program opens.


    Presented at national conference – New Partnerships for Ending Homelessness: Housing, Services, and Employment.


    Worked with the cities of Lowell, Lynn and Worcester, MA, as well as Providence, RI and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to manage new formula HOPWA awards and the reconfiguration of HOPWA resources in the region.

  • 2002
    Under One Roof Conference for New England housing community hosted by AHC.First Program Director Roundtable hosted by AHC.


    Worked with the City of Springfield, MA, as a new HOPWA formula awardee.

  • 2001
    AHC received a national HOPWA grant to continue the SHARE 2000+ program, to provide training, health promotion and staffing support to AIDS housing programs in Boston, MA .Serenity House rehabilitation in Topsfield, MA.


    Established the Massachusetts AIDS Housing Administrators Group comprised of HOPWA and Ryan White formula grantees to coordinate the funding of housing-related services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

  • 2000
    Published How to Get to a Place Called Home – a consumer guide to affordable housing resources.Housing development work continues with VPI, Maranda’s House, LHI and NSCAP.


    Housing development continues with support to the Bay State Supportive Housing Alliance (NSCAP, Quincy Interfaith Shelter Coalition and Cambridge Cares about AIDS) – a scattered-site housing program using a harm reduction model.