The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has designated the City of Orlando to act as recipient and administrator of HOPWA funding for the area of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties, which is referred to as the Orlando Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA). The City of Orlando administers the HOPWA Program, which contracts with eligible service providers for the distribution of funds according to HUD regulations.
On July 28, 2014, City Council approved, as part of the FY 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan, a request from The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. d/b/a CENTAUR for HOPWA funding in the amount of $1,039,194.00. The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. d/b/a CENTAUR will use this funding to provide HOPWA housing assistance services to eligible low-income persons with AIDS or related diseases who reside in the Orlando EMSA.
Under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the City agrees to reimburse The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. the sum of One Million, Thirty-Nine Thousand, One Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars and No Cents ($1,039,194.00) in HOPWA funds for eligible housing assistance services. This allocation will be distributed among six service categories: $339,740.00 to Supportive Services; $187,310.00 to Short-Term Rent Mortgage and Utility; $145,000 to Tenant-Based Rental Assistance; $20,000.00 to Permanent Housing Placement; $236,400 to Facility-Based Operating Costs; $38,000.00 to Substance Abuse and Mental Health costs, and $72,744.00 for Agency Administration.