Agency Helps HIV/AIDS Patients Find Affordable Housing
The Stanislaus Community Assistance Project, a Stanislaus County not-for-profit agency that helps people with HIV/AIDS pay for housing, on Thursday was awarded more than $800,000 in state grants to purchase an apartment building, the Modesto Bee reports.
The agency has received more than $5.4 million in grants since 2004 and plans to receive more than $2 million in state and federal grants over the next six months.
The agency uses grant money from state and federal programs to help clients pay rent. By the end of this year, the agency expects it will have placed its clients in 123 houses, apartments and hotel rooms.
Joe Gibbs, the agency's grant writer and director of development, said the agency usually looks for properties that "are in good repair, centrally located and along major bus lines."
Usually only low-income clients with HIV/AIDS qualify for assistance, the agency said. However, the agency with the new funds will expand services to help assist homeless people with disabilities(Sbranti, Modesto Bee, 10/26).