Are you an HIV+ person who’s experienced a loss of income related to COVID-19? Do you rent your home?
You may be eligible for up to six months of rent so you can stay in your apartment as you search for jobs, apply for benefits, or do other things as society slowly finds its new normal after the spring and summer spent in quarantine.
The Health Department’s AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) provides public oversight of the federal grant and is responsible for its management.
This grant is a temporary, one-time grant of at least $2500 and up to $5000.
Who is eligible?
To receive this grant, you must:
- Be HIV+.
- Have experienced a loss of income.
- Rent an apartment or house in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania or Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, or Salem counties in New Jersey.
- Have a valid and current written lease signed by the property’s landlord.
- Be actively enrolled in HIV medical case management; if you do not have a case manager, call 215-985-2437.
- Have a current copy of a Ryan White certification card. You can get this through your case manager.
- Not live in public housing or receive any other public rental assistance, like Section 8 or HOPWA.
- Have a gross household income no more than 500% of federal poverty level; for one person, this is $63,800 in income per year and increases by $22,400 for every household member included in the application.
How can I apply?
Contact your HIV case manager, and they will submit the application for you. If you do not have a case manager, please call us at 215-985-2437 and we will connect you to one.