Open Aid Alliance (OAA) administers the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) Program to support individuals and families who are living with HIV. The program provides access to affordable housing and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. The HOPWA program is part of a prevention strategy designed to reduce the risk of homelessness and to improve access to health care and other needed support and is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
OAA administers this program in seventeen counties in Western Montana. The Western Region includes the following counties: Beaverhead; Broadwater; Deer Lodge; Flathead; Glacier; Granite; Jefferson; Lake; Lewis and Clark; Lincoln; Madison; Mineral; Missoula; Powell; Ravalli; Sanders and Silver Bow. If you live in the Eastern Region of the State please contact Riverstone Health Center for more information or call 406-247-3350
If you meet the following criteria for program eligibility, please contact our staff for more information.
Participants must be living with HIV/AIDS
Participants must be low-income
Participants must be willing to work toward self sufficiency and contribute in some way to housing expenses
Housing must be safe, sanitary and meet habitability standards
Rent cannot exceed Fair Market Rate Standards
Participants should be receiving regular medical care
You may also be eligible for assistance with deposits and application fees associated with housing.
To access the Housing Assistance Application, click HERE.
Please see our Other Resources page for more information for people living with HIV/AIDS. One of our favorite tools is a reminder service for when to take or refill your medication, doctor’s appointments and other tasks that are easy to forget and so important to staying healthy. http://www.thebody.com/reminders/
1500 W Broadway Suite A
Missoula, MT 59802
Hours for Syringe Exchange:
It’s simple enough: a small finger prick and minutes later you know your HIV and Hep C status.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screening also available –self administered, fast and super simple.
Hours for testing:
Closed every day noon-1pm
Schedule your appointment here or call