The Metropolitan Housing Access Program (MHAP), is the centralized source for housing services and housing information for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Prince George’s County, MD. MHAP offers financial assistance and Housing Information & Referral Services (HIRS) for eligible DC residents.

Financial Assistance Programs for HIV+ Prince George’s County, MD Residents

HCS provides financial assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) who are experiencing financial hardship. This assistance is offered through the Short Term Rental, Mortgage, and Utility (STRMU) Program.  Financial assistance can be provided to help with housing related costs such as delinquent rent, mortgage and utility bills.

Income Guidelines for STRMU Program

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2018 Maximum Income $41,050 $46,900 $52,750 $58,600 63,300 $68,000 $72,700 $77,400

 

If you are HIV+ and would like to apply for the STRMU Program, please contact the MHAP Program at (202) 667-2681 to be screened for program eligibility and to schedule an application appointment.  Community based case managers/social workers may also submit a MHAP HOPWA PROGRAM SERVICES REFERRAL FORM on behalf of their client.  Upon receipt of the referral form, HCS will contact the client to screen for basic program eligibility and, as appropriate, schedule the client for an appointment to apply for STRMU financial assistance

  • Click Here to download the MHAP HOPWA PROGRAM SERVICES REFERRAL Program Services Referral Form.

Housing Information and Referral Services for HIV+ Prince George’s County, MD Residents

Persons living with HIV who are experiencing homelessness, unstable housing, foreclosure, poor housing conditions, or other housing related problems can contact Housing Counseling Service’s MHAP Program for housing services. MHAP staff will assist HOPWA eligible households develop a plan to respond to housing barriers and explore housing options.  Assistance may include:  referrals to emergency, transitional housing programs; housing search counseling, budgeting and credit counseling, tenancy rights and responsibilities counseling, and referrals to other housing related programs/services.

Additionally, all housing consumers are encouraged to utilize the wide array of housing services at HCS. Aside from specialized services for people living with HIV/AIDS, HCS offers a wide variety of free counseling, training, and technical assistance to home buyers, homeowners, tenants, and homeless persons. Please call the MHAP Program (202) 667-2681 to learn more about the services at HCS.

Community based case managers/social workers may also submit a MHAP HOPWA PROGRAM SERVICES REFERRAL FORM on behalf of their client towards accessing housing assistance.   Upon receipt of the referral form, HCS will contact the client to assess their housing situation and, as appropriate, schedule an appointment to meet with a MHAP case manager.

Click Here to download the MHAP HOPWA PROGRAM SERVICES REFERRAL FORM.