Housing is Healthcare…

Call Tawanna Denmark, Housing Manager, for more information. 704-496-9577 or fill out this online form.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Housing assistance is health care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

For people living with HIV, housing is one of the strongest predictors of their access to treatment, their health outcomes, and how long they will live.

To obtain and benefit from life-saving HIV treatments, people living with HIV must have safe, stable housing.

Lack of stable housing equals lack of treatment success.

People with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or unstably housed:

  • Are more likely to enter HIV care late
  • Have lower CD4 counts and higher viral loads
  • Are less likely to receive and adhere to antiretroviral therapy
  • Are more likely to be hospitalized and use emergency rooms
  • Experience higher rates of premature death

Housing status has more impact on health outcomes than demographics, drug and alcohol use, mental health status or receipt of social services.

People with HIV/AIDS who have stable housing are much more likely to access health services, attend primary care visits, receive ongoing care and receive care that meets clinical practical standards.

Being stably housed is positively associated with:

  • Effective antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
  • Viral suppression
  • Lack of co-infection with hepatitis C or tuberculosis
  • Significant reductions in avoidable emergency and acute health care
  • Reduced mortality

Housing assistance is HIV prevention:

84% Proportion of unstably housed people with HIV who received a voucher for rental assistance who were stably housed at 18 months.

80% The reduction in mortality among homeless people with AIDS who received supportive housing.

57% The reduction in hospitalizations for people with HIV after they were stably housed.

In order to address this critical generic celexa vs celexa need in our community, Carolinas CARE Partnership is the project sponsor for the HUD-funded Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA) program.

The Carolinas CARE Partnership has developed a continuum of care that provides funding to agencies for numerous services and programs designed to meet the housing needs of low-income people and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Housing is Healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS.


Carolinas CARE Partnership Funded Agencies:


  • Affinity Health Center (877-647-6363) Short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance and housing information services
  • Community Link (704-943-9490) Housing information services; security deposits; and short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
  • Different Roads Home (704-237-8793) Permanent housing placement (security deposits) and Housing information services.
  • Hope Haven (704- 372-8809)  Substance abuse after-care residential treatment
  • House of Mercy, Inc. (704- 825-1041) Supportive services – residential end of life care.
  • McLeod Addictive Disease Center (704- 332-9001) In-patient substance abuse treatment
  • Men’s Shelter of Charlotte (704- 334-3187) – Emergency Shelter
  • Positive Wellness Alliance (Iredell and Rowan Counties) – Rental vouchers, case management and short-term rent, utility, and mortgage assistance
  • Salvation Army Center of Hope Women’s Shelter (704-348-2500) –  Emergency Shelter
  • Urban Ministry Center (704- 347-0278) – Supportive Services

Downloadable Documents (PDFs):

HIV/AIDS Housing Action Plan

For more information about HOPWA MSA program contact:
(704) 531-2467

Please visit our Resource Directory page for the specific services under the HOPWA programs.