Housing

Housing

AIDS Alabama offers several housing options for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families as well as people who are homeless regardless of their HIV status. We believe that stable, affordable housing is a vital component in halting the spread of HIV.

AIDS Alabama offers the following housing programs for individuals and families:

Emergency Shelter

Our Rectory Program is an emergency shelter for homeless single adults who are HIV positive and have a substance abuse diagnosis

JASPER House

AIDS Alabama’s JASPER House is a communal living residential facility for adults living with HIV and a diagnosis of a serious mental illness

Permanent Housing

Our Agape, Agape II, and Magnolia Place (Mobile, AL) programs are rental units operating as permanent housing. This program is designed for individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD very low income limits.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Our Family Places program is housing for families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within Housing and Urban Development (HUD) low income limits that also meet the HUD homelessness definition. Families must be able to pay 30% of adjusted gross income to AIDS Alabama.

AIDS Alabama’s Mustard Seed and Neighborhood Stabilization Housing are three one-bedroom apartments and two houses with more than one bedroom. Participants must have income and pay utilities. This program is designed for individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low income limits.

AIDS Alabama’s Le Project is rental housing operating as permanent supportive housing designed for chronically homeless consumers with HIV and meet HUD low income limits.

Rapid Rehousing

This program is a Housing First, rapid re-housing program that serves individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelter. Participants must be assessed and referred by the Continuum of Care, One Roof (205) 254-8833. Rapid Re-Housing offers the ability to quickly move clients into stable housing coupled with strong case management to increase income and access to mainstream benefits. We believe that by offering supportive services such as counseling, assistance in accessing mainstream resources, legal assistance, mentoring, educational services, basic life skills training, and employment assistance, we offer clients tools needed to achieve personal growth and responsibility. Once housing and personal stability is achieved, the participants will have the tools to continue without assistance or transition to other subsidized or non-subsidized permanent housing. We offer this program to participants who meet the qualification regardless of HIV status.

AIDS Alabama’s Ascension Project is a Housing First, rapid re-housing program targeting youth 19–24 with an emphasis on those who self-identify as LGBTQ. Participants must be assessed and referred by the Continuum of Care, One Roof (205) 254-8833. While the Ascension Project has time limits on housing, we believe that by offering culturally appropriate supportive services such as counseling, assistance accessing mainstream resources, legal assistance, mentoring, parenting classes, educational services, basic life skills training, and employment assistance, we offer clients tools needed to achieve personal growth and responsibility. Once housing and personal stability is achieved, the participants will have the tools to continue without assistance or move into other HUD funded permanent housing. While individuals will be the focus, the program has allocated beds for households with children. This program is open to those who meet HUD’s homelessness definition regardless of HIV status.

Rental Assistance

AIDS Alabama offers short-term emergency mortgage and rental assistance to individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low income limits to help retain housing and who have a HUD-approved emergency.

AIDS Alabama also offers emergency housing assistance to individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within 300% of the Federal Poverty Level who have a qualified emergency. This assistance pays for emergency hotel costs pending permanent housing placement and some rents to help avoid homelessness.

AIDS Alabama offers on-going rental assistance based on tenant paying 30% of adjusted gross income. This service is available to individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low income limits to help retain housing on a longer term basis.

Rural Housing

AIDS Alabama’s Alabama Rural AIDS Project (ARAP) is permanent supportive housing operated by AIDS Alabama in rural areas for individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low income limits.

Shelter Plus Care

AIDS Alabama’s Shelter Plus Care program houses individuals and families with a qualifying HIV positive member living within HUD low income limits through the Jefferson County Housing Authority. Participants must be able to meet Jefferson County Housing Authority regulations, have no felony convictions, pass a credit check, show six months of negative drug screens, and stay in medical and case management compliance.

If you are in need of HIV housing or HIV housing assistance, please complete this form so that we can contact you to see if you qualify for any of our housing programs. You may also call our main office at 205-324-9822 to speak with your AIDS Alabama social worker. If you are not a current consumer of AIDS Alabama’s services but wish to be assigned to a social worker or case manager, please call our main office at 205-324-9822 and ask to speak with our Programs Administrative Assistant, Vickie Stovall.

If you are homeless and in need of permanent housing, regardless of HIV status, please contact One Roof at 205-254-8833.